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Fault under Japan nuclear plant may be active

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:17 PM

Japan's only working nuclear power plant sits on what may be a seismic fault in the earth's crust, a geologist has warned, saying it is "very silly" to allow it to continue operating.

Mitsuhisa Watanabe says the earth's plates could move under the Oi nuclear plant in western Japan, causing a catastrophe to rival last year's atomic disaster at Fukushima—although some of his colleagues on a nuclear advisory panel disagree.

"It is an active fault. The plates shifted some 120,000 to 130,000 years ago for sure," Watanabe, of Tokyo's Toyo University, told AFP. "In research that I have conducted on active faults in Japan and overseas, structures built above them were all damaged" when they moved and caused an earthquake, he said.


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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:34 PM

I wonder if next month's rare alignment of planets and suns and galaxy will have any effect on plate movement?



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Posted 12 November 2012 - 03:41 PM

Alignment? As far as I know, there is no alignment.

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