Second Japanese Nuclear Plant Faces Earthquake Risk


Japan Times
December 14, 2012

Earthquake faults beneath the Higashidori nuclear power plant in Aomori Prefecture could be active and dangerous, a regulator said Friday.

Nuclear Regulation Authority Commissioner Kunihiko Shimazaki made this revelation at a press conference after a two-day on-the-spot survey of the plant, which currently has one Tohoku Electric Power Co. reactor but, according to plans, will have another one built for the utility as well as two constructed for and run by Tokyo Electric Power Co.

Shimazaki and other survey participants will meet Thursday to consider the results of their probe.

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