In the wake of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster everyone in their right minds has started having second thoughts about the feasibility of civil nuclear power plants. Of course, one can never predict the impending doom with great accuracy but one can simply prepare for the worst. No one’s saying that the Japanese hadn’t thought enough while putting up the Fukushima Nuclear plant and to their credit the reactor did survive one of the worst earthquakes in
Now imagine the same scenario in
Yes, you read it right. Jaitapur has survived 92 earthquakes of various magnitudes between 1985-2005. So, which great mind came up with this location that thought there’s nothing stupid in placing highly radioactive material on a ground that has witnessed earthquakes as big as 6.2 on Richter scale!? The whole idea of zeroing in on a location is based on tests complicated and simple. Now I don’t know about the complications involved in deciding on a location for putting up a nuclear energy plant but the simpler tests would surely include a no-brainer like RUNNING THE HELL AWAY FROM GROUND THAT IS UNSTABLE!
Look at the two images below.
Look at the location of the Fukushima from the epicenter. Jaitapur is located right on the coast. So if an earthquake was to be followed by a tsunami or even, as the concerned people behind this plan would like the nomenclature to be ‘tidal waves’ the chances of the plant coming down like a doll house are way higher. And let’s not forget that Jaitapur is Seismic Zone Category 3 to being with.
This government sold us the idea of nuclear power as the end all of a growing
It is said that nothing unties people like a disaster and while this is so true about
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