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Plants shut down after quake, fueling economic fears

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Yeah, this is just from the M6.5 earthquake though. I wonder how much damage this new M7.3 quake will have done. And they still wont shut down the nuclear power plants! This is a good example of a country that considers the economy more important than safety.

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Plants shut down after quake, fueling economic fears

And JT is playing along too. Quit fueling the fire. Of course plants are going to shut down to assess if there is any damage or problems. PLUS it keeps people away from the job and lets them take care of their families.

THe plants will reopen eventually.

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“Japan’s economy has weak growth momentum and remains in a fragile state with the absence of a powerful and sustained engine for growth,”

“Japan’s economy has weak growth momentum and remains in a fragile state with the absence of a powerful and sustained engine for reform,”

There, fixed it for ya.

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IF they don't find any problems with the nuc reactor this will back up there theory of new safety features, so this will only back up the argument over starting up other reactor, the headline will be something like this "In light of the latest earth temblors the new safety features it just goes to show you that its safe to switch on MORE!"

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Japan, has a long legacy of earthquakes and tsunamis throughout recorded history. The 2011 tsunami that struck Japan is just one of the many that struck Japan in the last two thousand years, raining death and destruction throughout the region. The question is not if there will be another tsunami/earthquake, but when and what magnitude will strike with? The quake/tsunami pulled the islands of Japan one foot closer to the subduction zone, but is Japan ready for the next one that will strike the island? Most likely not. It seems that Japan has returned to the "business as usual" attitude. It seems that for each tsunami that strike the region, it kills an average of 10,000 inhabitants. Japan is also part of the ring of fire, so there is always the possibility of volcanos erupting. Wow. Shake and bake. How do you protect yourself against something like this?

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