Asia Nuclear Reactors Face Tsunami Risk

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Guangdong nuclear power plant. (Guangdong, China). Captions and Photo source: ©© IAEA Imagebank

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The skeleton of what will soon be one of the world’s biggest nuclear plants is slowly taking shape along China’s southeastern coast, right on the doorstep of Hong Kong’s bustling metropolis. Three other facilities nearby are up and running or under construction.

Like Japan’s Fukushima Dai-ichi plant they lie within a few hundred miles of the type of fault known to unleash the largest tsunami-spawning earthquakes…

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