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Seaside nuclear power

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Omaezaki, Japan

By Toru Hanai

Chubu Electric Power Co.'s Hamaoka Nuclear Power Station in Japan is located at water level next to a beach. It is also widely reported to be one of the world's most dangerous nuclear plants as it sits close to a major fault line - not unlike the one that caused the Fukushima nuclear disaster.

I had an offer of an exclusive tour of Chubu Nuclear Power Station where an 18-meter (60 ft) high and 1.6 km (1 mile) long tsunami defense wall has been built at a cost of $1.3 billion.

Being located beachside I immediately thought of basing the main photo for this trip on this famous “ukiyoe” print by the artist Hokusai:

-The Great Wave off Kanagawa-

Hokusai (1760-1849) was a ukiyoe painter and printmaker during the Edo period. I guess that many people have seen this ukiyoe print.

from Our Take on Your Take:

On the shores of Oman

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Omanis watch waves hitting Muscat corniche promenade as Cyclone Phet hit on June 4, 2010 the Eastern part of Oman causing floods and big waves.   Your View/Roman Garba

When Cyclone Phet hit Oman, pictures coming out of the region were minimal. Because we don't often see pictures from Oman, I was pleasantly surprised to see this Your View submission from Roman Garba. The image captures a street scene but also large waves - one of the effects of the cyclone.

View this week's Your View slideshow here.

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