130 Town People Live in a Facility of the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant
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130 Town People Live in a Facility of the Onagawa Nuclear Power Plant

Kōbe : Japan | May 01, 2011 at 9:09 PM PDT
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【HD】 2011 Japan Tohoku Earthquake NEWS FLASH - Part 4/5 (radioactive material leaks)

Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture, is a town heavily damaged by the earthquake and the tsunami on March 11th hit across the north-east areas of Japan.

Thanks to the design of the plant located at 14.8 meters above the sea level, the Onagawa Nuclear Power Generation Plant was one of the few buildings in the town survived the tsunami which went up as high as 13 meters.

The generation plant was automatically shut down just after the earthquake and it offered and still now serves as a refuge for the many inhabitants who lost their houses in the town.

Some 130 people now live in a gymnastic hall attached to the plant and are taken cared of by the staff of the Tohoku Electric Power company.

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Onagawa Nuclear Power Generation Plant
located at 14.8 meters above the sea level, the Onagawa Nuclear Power Generation Plant survived the tsunami (Photo credit: Tohoku Electric Power Company)
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