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Experts: Israel should prepare nuclear reactor for quake

Israeli scientists say that if Japan can be shaken up by earthquake, it is sure sign that Israel should seismically strengthen its buildings – especially nuclear reactor, which was built in '50s

Published: 03.13.11

In the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that killed thousands and caused massive damage in Japan, experts assert that Israel should take the necessary measures to prepare for a similar event.

"Japan was greatly prepared for such a scenario," Dr. Uri Friedlander of the Geophysical Institute of Israel told Ynet. "This could be seen in the durability of the buildings, and in the fact that most of the damage was caused by the tsunami."

While the buildings in Japan withstood the 8.9-magnitude quake, the damage caused to the nuclear plant in Fukushima raised fears of a radiation leak – something that Dr. Ron Avni, a geology professor at Ben Gurion Un


Added: Mar-14-2011 
By: aydeo
Middle East
Tags: Dimona nuclear reactor, earthquake, Japan
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