|Meltdown - the Fukushima Nuclear Reactor, March 12, 2011
Rather confusingly, the Sendai Nuclear Power Station is geographically nowhere near the city of Sendai, the epicentre of the chaos triggered by the earthquake and tsunami of 2011. However, emotionally it might as well be in the middle of the town square. As the crow flies, it's actually some 1,500km to the south-west of the Tohoku region, located on the southern Japanese island of Kyushu. And currently, the Sendai reactor is front and centre in Japan's collective consciousness as it inches towards being the first nuclear power station to be put back into commercial operation following the multi-core meltdown at Fukushima. The question on everyone's lips though is "is it safe?". And that comes down to a "yes" and "no" discussion depending on your view point.
|Kagoshima, inside the Aira Caldera; Sendai 60km's to the north-west.