Поучительная атомная история Японии

ДЕЛИ. Проблемы, возникшие на атомной станции «Фукусима», а также на других реакторах в северо-восточной Японии нанесли серьезный удар по мировой ядерной промышленности, мощному картелю, состоящему из менее двенадцати государственных или управляемых государством компаний, возвещающих по всему миру о возрождении ядерной энергетики.

В то же время, хорошо известны риски, которым подвергаются атомные станции, расположенные, так же как и «Фукусима», на побережье, со стороны стихийных бедствий. Фактически, наличие этих рисков стало наиболее очевидно шесть лет назад, когда в декабре 2004 года цунами в Индийском океане затопило второй по величине ядерный комплекс в Индии, приведя к отключению атомной электростанции «Мадрас».

Большое количество атомных станций расположены вдоль береговой линии, т.к. им необходимо большое количество воды. Однако стихийные бедствия, такие как штормы, ураганы и цунами, становятся все более распространенными в связи с изменением климата, которые приводит к повышению уровня океана, делая АЭС, расположенные в прибрежной линии, еще более уязвимыми.

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