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NRA dismisses former expert member’s Oi plant warning via The Asahi Shimbun

The nation’s nuclear watchdog has dismissed the suggestion by seismologist Kunihiko Shimazaki that the maximum impact of a projected earthquake on the Oi nuclear plant could have been underestimated and should be reviewed. The Nuclear Regulation Authority concluded on July … Continue reading

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State ignored predictions 10 years before 3/11 tsunami, says seismologist via The Japan Times

The March 2011 tsunami that crippled the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was foreshadowed almost 10 years earlier, but government interference meant the threat was not acted on, seismologist Kunihiko Shimazaki has said. Shimazaki said a July 2002 prediction … Continue reading

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Japan Earthquake Expert Says Nuclear Watchdog Ignoring Risk via Bloomberg

Japan’s nuclear regulator ignored earthquake risk and its own rules in approving the safety of a nuclear power plant on the western island of Kyushu, said Kobe University professor and seismologist Katsuhiko Ishibashi. Ishibashi, well-known in Japan for books and … Continue reading

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