Power Plans
Japan Wrangles with Volcanic Nuclear Threats
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  • Corlyss

    Kinda begs the question of whether anyone on the Ring of Fire should be looking to nuclear energy. Come to think of it, Iran shouldn’t be so hot to trot with all those nuke plants making bombs.

  • Andrew Allison

    A grasp of geography would be useful: Sendai is 300km NE of Tokyo, not 600km South.

    • Tom Chambers

      Sendai is also not near Sakurajima, nor even on the island of Kyushu. A quick look at Google Earth shows that the city of Satsumasendai is about 25 miles NW of Sakurajima; maybe that is the site to which the Reuters article is referring.

      • Tom Chambers

        Wikipedia says that Satsumasendai is home to the Sendai nuclear power station. Andrew is correct; so is Reuters–two different Sendais.

        • Andrew Allison

          What Wikipedia reports is: The Sendai Nuclear Power Plant (川内原子力発電所 Sendai genshiryokuhatsudensho?, Sendai NPP) is a nuclear power plant located in the city of Satsumasendai in the Kagoshima Prefecture. The Kagoshima Prefecture city formerly known as Sendi was absorbed into the new city of Satsumasendai in 2004.

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