13 March 2011

Ikata Nuclear Power Plant

As you've all heard, things are not going well at the Fukushima I Nuclear Power Plant after the Tōhoku Chihō Taiheiyō-oki Earthquake 東北地方太平洋沖地震 of March 11th. Nuclear power seems great, until there's a disturbance of this nature to its workings.

Even though Shikoku, where I live, has very weak and infrequent seismic activity, as a local resident remarked to me today, should we have a big earthquake the nearby Ikata Nuclear Power Plant would be a great worry.

We visited this plant in November of last year and received information packets, a fair amount of it also in English. So even though this isn't Fukushima, here is what I have on nuclear power in Japan. (If you're interested in reading up close, look directly on Picasa.)

If you'd like to help in the wake of this terrible disaster, please visit the Japanese Red Cross Society website.

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