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Seaside nuclear power

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

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.