Hamaoka to close pending construction of seawall

It’s been kind of on-again, off-again all weekend, but apparently the decision has been made, according to an AP report:

A Japanese utility agreed Monday to shutter three nuclear reactors at a coastal power plant while it builds a seawall and improves other tsunami defenses there.

Chubu Electric Power Co. acted at a special board meeting after Prime Minister Naoto Kan requested the temporary shutdown at the Hamaoka plant amid concerns an earthquake magnitude 8.0 or higher could strike the central Japanese region sometime within 30 years.

Link: http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jlVCLZAhkmuwiBHG9Dg1r0TE5TwA?docId=80a6afd293024bfb8a2788015d57b5c2

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About Robert Singleton

By day, I work for a call center. In my spare time, I try to save my hometown (and planet) from a nearly constant onslaught of greedheads, lunatics and land developers. I live in a fictional town called Austin, Texas, where I go to way too many meetings.
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