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Volcanic pumice threatens to shut down nuclear power plants in Japan

Strange Sounds

October 28, 2021

Japan’s nuclear regulator says a massive amount of pumice stones drifting in waters in the country’s southwest could affect domestic nuclear power plants.

Ishiwatari Akira, a member of the Nuclear Regulation Authority, told a regular meeting on Wednesday that the stones may affect the intake of water used for cooling nuclear reactors.

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