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Nuclear Disasters, Seawalls and Tsunamis

Positive Future #633 (Feature photo – Fukushima Disaster – Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license. IAEA Imagebank)

In the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster 8 years ago, Japan is re-authorizing the re-opening of many of the impacted nuclear reactors. At the heart of the re-authorization is a reactor that was closest to tsunami and for which an almost 90 foot seawall has been built. One must ponder whether the greatest danger is from rising seas or from the vulnerability of nuclear reactors to natural disasters? You can read the full story here:

https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2019/12/onagawa-2-reactor-has-restart-approval-after-building-29-meter-high-and-800-meter-long-sea-wall.html

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