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THE Japanese Government has ordered a nuclear plant located near a major tectonic fault line to be shut down because of safety fears, Kyodo News reports.
Prime Minister Naoto Kan said the government planned to ask the operator, Chubu Electric, to stop reactors No. 4 and No. 5 at the Hamaoka plant, 200km southwest of Tokyo in Shizuoka prefecture.
That location SW of Tokyo looks like the most dangerous location in the country. This site is in Spanish, so I won't quote what it says, but I think the images are self explanatory, so I'll just post those:
Originally posted by ProjectBlue
I never understood why they insist on building these things on top of fault lines. It seems like a no-brainer to me.