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Shikoku Electric restarts nuclear reactor

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Scrap it and move on.

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Fire that thing up and give us our carbon-free juice!

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It’s only had one accident, has only two access roads and on a major fault line. Not sure how high the sea wall is, but looks about 20m? The idea to use helicopters and boats to rescue the stranded residents will expose many more to the disaster.

but who cares?

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Scrap it and move on.

agree

It’s only had one accident, has only two access roads and on a major fault line. Not sure how high the sea wall is, but looks about 20m? The idea to use helicopters and boats to rescue the stranded residents will expose many more to the disaster.

but who cares?

none of the LDP crooks, that's for sure.

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MOXabustion

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there are no safety risks associated with potential volcanic activity in the nearby region

There were no safety risks with Mt. Pinatubo or Mt. St. Helens either and we all know how that turned out. There is no way to know for if the volcanic activity will increase or decrease. The only thing that is sure is, this nuclear plant is dangerously close to an active volcano and if the volcanic activity spreads along the fault Japan will see its second nuclear disaster.

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The restart of the No. 3 unit at the plant in the town of Ikata in Ehime Prefecture, announced by the power company after midnight, came after a Japanese high court accepted an appeal by the utility in late September ruling that there are no safety risks associated with potential volcanic activity in the nearby region.

More like has accepted a brown bag.

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Ah, apologies, moxibustion is the correct spelling for burning moxa.

For burning MOX, though, a mixture of uranium and plutonium in reactor #3 at Ikata, how should we spell it?

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Do the hustle:

this nuclear plant is dangerously close to an active volcano...

Which volcano are you talking about?

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He is probably referring to Mt Aso across the straits, about 170 km away as the crow barks, which is dangerous if the whole caldera blows

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nandakandamanda:

He is probably referring to Mt Aso

His description, "dangerously close," sounds little exaggerated.

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The people DO NOT want it.

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Agreed, Socrateos, but consider this paragraph from today's news. Put it like this:

"The mountain with five peaks and a number of craters is located in the center of one of the largest calderas in the world, stretching 17 kilometers from east to west and 25 km from north to south. It was formed in a series of enormous eruptions about 90,000 years ago and the volcano remains active today."

Now if that lot went off, some not so small sprinkling of ash might land on the Ikata NPP, and 170 km does not feel such a confidently safe margin any more. The argument revolves upon the likelihood of the caldera blowing, and you could compare that to the likelihood of a tsunami in Fukushima. Unlikely, sure...

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