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Japan earthquake: Japan warned over nuclear plants, WikiLeaks cables show

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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:26 AM
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Japan was warned more than two years ago by the international nuclear watchdog that its nuclear power plants were not capable of withstanding powerful earthquakes, leaked diplomatic cables reveal.

An official from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in December 2008 that safety rules were out of date and strong earthquakes would pose a "serious problem" for nuclear power stations.

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posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:49 AM
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I thought it was common knowledge that these nuclear plants were built only to withstand a 8.5 earthquake?? Why did I know it if it wasn't??



posted on Mar, 16 2011 @ 08:52 AM
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