Originally Posted by galexander
Placing a nuclear reactor right on the shoreline on the most tsunami ridden country in the world is surely asking for trouble?
It doesn't take a genius to work this out.
I am sure some expert somewhere calculated that there was zero probability that an earthquake greater than 8.0 would ever strike that region in a thousand year period; therefore, it was perfectly alright to place it there and to cut corners to save money.
This is why they should not allow any of the so-called "experts" to do anything without first consulting the general population concerning "common sense," since the experts seem to be heavily lacking in this most basic thought process.
And further there are a whole string of nuclear reactors along that part of the coast. The damaged reactor at Fukushima is just one.