Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Hamaoka nuclear plant suspended its operations

Tokyo .- The operator of the Hamaoka nuclear power plant (southwest of Tokyo) today accepted the request of the Japanese Government to suspend the operations of the reactors at that plant by the seismic risk in the area where you are located, according to Kyodo. The operating company, Chubu Electric Power, was postponed this weekend its decision on the formal complaint made on Friday by Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan.

Unlike the Fukushima nuclear plant (northeastern Japan), Hamaoka was not damaged by the earthquake of 9 on the Richter scale and the devastating tsunami of 11 March, but is located in an area at risk from an earthquake of 8 degrees in the next 30 years

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