Without waiting for the outcome of the seismological studies being conducted off shore Sinop, Turkish government has started leveling the trees on the proposed nuclear plant site! Attached are recent photos from the region.
We are totally furious. This nuclear deal is imposed on us disregarding the scientific facts. Turkey is seismically very active, there need to be very meticulous studies on the faults in the area. The basalt rocks visible on the terrain are an open sign of previous volcanic activity in the Sinop region (see the reference). In fact, the area still produces earthquakes from time to time.
The Japanese state had to close down all the nuclear facilities at home for reexamination of the fault lines in the vicinity of the nuclear plants . (Nuclear plant operators are not permitted to place reactors and other important safety installations directly above “active faults,” which is currently defined as those that have moved in the past 120,000 to 130,000 years.
It is obvious that scientific standards do not apply for practices outside the Japanese home. How come Japanese state knowingly be part of a deal that will endanger life on our land? If they will not consider the result of the scientific studies as fact why are they paying 2.5 billion YEN for JAPC to lead the reseach in Turkey?
These developments are very tragic and they need to be announced to the Japanese public duly.
I am asking you to inform the press and also related persons in the antinuclear community including Ms Mizuho Fukushima(http://www.metro.lu/news/mizuho-fukushima-japanese-anti-nuclear-leader/) about these developments in Turkey, please help us on this end. I do not have the e-mail adress of Ms Fukushima, if you can provide it to me I can also directly reach her in our future correspondence.
My best regards,
here is a relevant reference :
"Application of the Talwani modeling method to the
magnetic data of Sinop and its surrounding
In this study, Talwani modeling method is applied to total magnetic anomaly map of
Sinop and its surrounding area. As a result, the high anomaly values observed in the
map were attributed to volcanic formations. The lower anomaly values were
attributed to the effect of sediment cover. Tectonically structural elements existent
in this area are evaluated as fault anomalies on the profiles in the magnetic map. The
calculated average depth (1.5 - 8 km) values obtained during this model study are
consistent with the former studies.
Sinop is a peninsula in the Black Sea. The offshore part of Black Sea shelf
area ends with -100 m slope in most of the basin as in Sinop (Fig.1). The
shelf is relatively wider in the front part of Sinop and the deployment and
width have a strong relationship with the tectonic structure of posterior rock
and aggregation structures (Erinç, 1984). This region is on the agenda
nowadays, relating to oil and natural gas prospects and possible nuclear plant
A recent map of active fault lines that was published on the newspapers on June 2012