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Wednesday, December 14, 2005

'Earthquake-safe' buildings in Japan not up to scratch

The recent trial of a Japanese architect accused of falsifying safety reports has send a ripple of panic through the quake-stricken country. The architect in question, Mr. Aneha, claims he was under immense pressure from construction companies to design structurally unsound buildings to cut costs. Health and Safety inspectors have also been accused of failing to spot the obvious mistakes ands consequently putting lives at risk in an already dangerous region.


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