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Fukushima Plant Site Originally Was A Hill Safe From Tsunami

Business  (tags: dishonesty, corporate, TEPCO, tsunami, nuclear power plant, why?, Fukushima No1. Nuclear Power Plant, nuclear crisis, March 11, Japan, energy )

- 2903 days ago -
Tepco, assuming tsuami 3.1 meters of higher would never hit the coast, reduced the bluff by some 25 meters and erected the plant on artificually prepared ground only 10 meters above sea level.


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Carole Sarcinello (338)
Wednesday July 13, 2011, 7:26 am

Naoko, I truly admire your consistent posting of these updates. The more you learn, the more infuriating it must be to you! (I know it is for ME, and I don't even live there.)


Shaheen N (64)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 1:31 am
Thanks for sharing Naoko. Its really sad that a hill was cleared to build the Fukushima Nuclear Plant.

SuS NoMail Plez P (244)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 6:16 am
TY Naoko. I feel exactly as Just Carole posted.

patricia lasek (317)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 7:10 am
Why do corporate giants feel that they are above the "laws of natrure"?

Sheryl G (359)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 7:47 am
In the article it stated:

"We decided to build the plant at ground level after comparing the ground construction costs and operating costs of the circulation water pumps," wrote Hiroshi Kaburaki, then deputy head of the Tepco's construction office at the Fukushima No. 1 plant, in the January 1969 edition of Hatsuden Suiryoku, a technical magazine on power plants.

Look at the costs now. This is one of those cases a penny saved and a pound foolish. I don't know what it would break down to yen or your currency, but saving a little and not doing the right thing has cost a lot lot more. It is all the more tragic to know this could of been avoided even with the nuclear plant having been there if they had built it higher.

Thanks for letting us know how your days went. The alerts for tsunami must of been nerve wracking as you were there and has seen the devastation. I hope the photos will match up with the people at some point. I do know for myself, a bed can be replaced but photos can not, so they are important to the people. However it is sad I would think to look at the faces in photos and wonder, did they make it or are they dead.


Sarah G (109)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 8:56 am
These people gambled with everyone's lives in order to save a little money.

Shelly Peterson (213)
Thursday July 14, 2011, 4:36 pm
Thankyou Naoko! Just Carole said my thoughts!

. (0)
Friday July 15, 2011, 5:29 am
Thanks for sharing, noted

Farah Hage Ali (154)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 2:06 am
noted, thank you

Stelizan L (258)
Saturday July 16, 2011, 6:06 am
Yes, penny wise and pound foolish - typical human nature?
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