Land removal partly to blame for tsunami flooding at Fukushima plant

07/12/2011 | Wall Street Journal, The

The removal of about two thirds of the height of the elevated seaside land at the site where the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan was built likely contributed to the devastating effects of the tsunami, according to the Wall Street Journal. The coastal bluff site was lowered to make it easier to build the plant on bedrock, to get equipment on site and to pump water into the reactors.

View Full Article in:

Wall Street Journal, The

Published in Brief: