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Fukushima Watch: Are the Oi Reactors as Safe from Earthquakes as the Government Says? via The Wall Street Journal

The two nuclear reactors Japan is preparing to restart weren’t vetted for safety as thoroughly as they should have been — at least from the standpoint of earthquake safety, two prominent seismologists say.

Katsuhiko Ishibashi, a seismologist and professor emeritus at Kobe University, and Mitsuhisa Watanabe, a tectonic geomorphologist and professor at Toyo University, took the podium Tuesday to talk about the potential perils at the Oi nuclear plant, which the government has approved for restart, as well as the pitfalls in reactor safety assessments right now.

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