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Japan Earthquake & Fukushima Nuclear Accident

Apr. 10 2013 updated

The Great Eastern Japan Earthquake and tsunami occurred on March 11, 2011, resulting in an accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. This has left a huge impact on Japan and international community. The incident has caused serious radiation pollution and power shortages across Japan. The ECO CHANNEL brings you a collection of video clips on 3.11 earthquake and nuclear accident previously broadcast via NHK programs.

Active or inactive? Experts dispute the fault lines of the Ohi Nuclear Power Plant

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On November 2, 2012, a group of experts commissioned by the Nuclear Regulation Authority inspected the Ohi Nuclear Power Plant. They conducted a "trench survey" to observe the cross section of the geological strata. The existence of faults near the plant was confirmed; however, the question remains whether the fault is active or inactive.

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