Gallery: Japan May Scrap Tsuruga Nuclear Power Plant Built On Active Se...

 

Japan is located in a seismically and volcanically active part of the world – which is why the country’s decision to build nuclear power plants has always been so controversial. As the Fukushima incident showed, a large-scale natural disaster has the potential to be devastating. Recently a team of geologists discovered that a nuclear reactor in Tsuruga is located on an active seismic fault, and now the Japanese government is considering scrapping the plant.

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