Gallery: Following Nuclear Plant Shutdown, Japan Initiates Month-Long P...



After shutting down several power plants following an earthquake last week that was upgraded to 9.0 on the Richter scale, Japan’s utility has announced plans to initiate a schedule of  power cuts. The earthquake caused a devastating tsunami that engulfed sections of Japan’s coastal territory, causing explosions of two nuclear reactors at the Fukiyama plant. Although Tokyo’s buildings are intact thanks to superior building codes, the electricity cuts have already taken their toll on the country’s transportation and manufacturing sector.

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