Green Action issued a press release on January 29, strongly opposing the restart of the Takahama Nuclear Power Plant Unit 3 located in the seismically active Wakasa Bay region of Japan. "Takahama Unit 3 is being allowed to restart by Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) even though it does not meet NRA stardards for evaluating seismic motion, whereby the variations from the average recorded earthquake motions of past earthquakes must be taken into consideration," stated the press release. "The plant is not safe from earthquakes. "The NRA also approved the plant’s restart even though Kansai Electric, the owner operator,
does not have plans for constructing a seismic isolation building which would act as a control
center in the event of a serious accident involving an earthquake. Such a building existed at
Fukushima Daiichi and is considered by Tepco to have been the lifeline for not worsening the
"Clearly, the lessons of the March 11, 2011’s Fukushima Daiichi accident have not been
learned by the regulator and Kansai Electric." Read the full press release.