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Old 02-24-2012, 08:57 AM
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Default To batalay: Nagoya

Glad you're obviously okay after the recent quake in Washington. I've been fortunate in that despite visiting many seismically active regions, I have never experienced an earthquake.

Following your critique I did a little research & found out that the Hamaoka nuclear power plant is just west of Nagoya. From Wikipedia:

On 6 May, 2011, Prime Minister Naoto Kan requested the plant be shut down as an earthquake of magnitude 8.0 or higher is estimated 87% likely to hit the area within the next 30 years. Kan wanted to avoid a possible repeat of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. On 9 May 2011, Chubu Electric decided to comply with the government request. In July 2011, a mayor in Shizuoka Prefecture and a group of residents filed a lawsuit seeking the decommissioning of the reactors at the Hamaoka nuclear power plant permanently."

Like Fukushima, the Hamaoka plant is close to the sea, & would be affected by any potential future tsunamis. Maybe the government should help them relocate inland, well away from any tsunami threat or population centers?
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