July 16, 07.
earthquake centred off the coast of Niigata, central Japan killed nine people,
seriously), and flattened hundreds of homes.
13,000 were homeless. About 50,000 homes
without water, and most without gas or
power. The quake triggered small (2ft) tsunamis.
At a nuclear plant
about 100 drums with low-level nuclear waste tipped over There have long been
about the safety of
Japan's nuclear power plants, which many fear are vulnerable in earthquakes.
During the tremors,
and some of their lids were found open. Water containing radioactive material is
already known to
have leaked from the plant into the sea, but officials say it will not harm the
There have long been concerns about the safety of Japan's nuclear power plants, which many fear are
vulnerable in earthquakes.
NUCLEAR CRISIS IN JAPAN AS SCIENTISTS REVEAL QUAKE THREAT TO POWER PLANTS
July 19, 07. The world’s
biggest nuclear power station stands directly above an active earthquake
which provoked an atomic spill
this week, seismologists revealed yesterday. The disclosure that the
Kashiwazaki plant was prone to
further earthquake damage threw Japan’s nuclear industry into
crisis as seismologists
recommended that up to a third of the country’s 55 atomic power stations
should be closed for
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July 21. A Japanese nuclear power plant -- the world's biggest may be shut down for more than a year
while a safety study is made after an earthquake caused radiation leaks and showed that the plant was
built above an active fault.
This July quake was the deadliest in Japan since the Kobe 7.2 quake of 1995 killed 6,433 people.
It followed a destructive …
EARTHQUAKES. PERU. 6.0. July 12, 2007.
July 16.07. Hundreds of thousands of villagers in east China's Huai river basin, are suffering the region's
worst flooding in 50 years. Torrential summer rains across the country have fed floods and landslides that
had killed 403 people, left 105 missing and forced the evacuation of 3.17 million, the China Daily said.
Further south, officials in Hunan province were battling to contain a plague of more than 2 billion rats
fleeing the rising waters of Dongting Lake.
A 6.1 quake hit northern Xinjiang's mountainous Tekes County. More than 2,120
or made too dangerous to live in. A 6.8 quake
that struck the region in February 2003 killed 268 people.