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Another question is did the Tsunami affect the Muroran plant on Hokkaido.

Samurai-Sword Maker's Reactor Monopoly May Cool Nuclear Revival - Bloomberg

March 13 (Bloomberg) -- From a windswept corner of Hokkaido, Japan's northernmost island, Japan Steel Works Ltd. controls the fate of the global nuclear-energy renaissance.

There stands the only plant in the world, a survivor of Allied bombing in World War II, capable of producing the central part of a nuclear reactor's containment vessel in a single piece, reducing the risk of a radiation leak.

(a link I remember from here a year or two ago)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Mar 13th, 2011 at 05:37:30 PM EST
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Steel Guru : Japanese steel mills assessing damage from earth quake - 195471 - 2011-03-12
Nippon Steel's Muroran and Kimitsu works are also reported to have suffered some damage.

Depending how severe, this might mean a re-design for any new containment components

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.

by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Sun Mar 13th, 2011 at 05:44:07 PM EST
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