Oliver Tickell – Fukuzilla? China’s nuclear boom threatens global catastrophe

China’s plans for 400 nuclear reactors threaten global catastrophe, writes Oliver Tickell. In the normal way of things we could expect major accidents every few years, but with 300 reactors along China’s seismically active coast, a major tsunami would be a Fukushima on steroids – wiping out much of China and contaminating the whole planet.

Tsunamic waves generated in the Manila Trench region can reach the coast of China with little loss in energy. The wave energy can then be released in the shallow water region, and can impose a tremendous tsunami hazard to the coastal regions.