Saturday, September 24, 2011

Dangerous fractures discovered on area for nuclear power plant - 24th Sept 2011

Scientists think that there might exist, a dangerous
fracture in the area reserved for the Ninh Thuan nuclear power plant,
urging to conduct thorough survey on the issue to avoid possible risks.

Dr Professor Nguyen Dinh Xuyen, former Head of the Geophysics Institute, a member of the Ninh Thuan nuclear power plant project appraisal council, said
that in the project pre-feasibility study, he can read about the Suoi Mia fracture in Phuoc Dinh commune of Ninh Phuoc district of Ninh Thuan province. However, he believes that there is another fracture which is even more dangerous than the Suoi Mia fracture.

The other fracture runs in the direction of sub-longitude, crossing the Suoi Mia fracture (northwest-southeast direction)

At the cross-section of the two fractures, a waterfall with the height of four meters was generated. It is likely that the fracture runs to the place where Vietnam plans to set up the Ninh Thuan nuclear power plant.

Why does the fracture exist? Do you think that there are some more fractures in the same area?

This might be the continuation of the sub-longitude fractures active in the southern coast of the central region, from Quang Ngai province to Binh Thuan and Ninh Thuan provinces. The fractures once generated the 6.1 magnitude earthquake and the volcano eruption in Hon Tro of the Phu Quy archipelago in 1923. Read More