I just dug this up. It's a summary of all the things wrong with the Japanese nuclear model. The main point is that the industry is so inbred, that the same old fools are both paid by the industry, and the regulatory, at virtually the same time! The only comeback they have to that is "Everybody else is an idiot!"
The minimum standard for Japanese nuclear plants is to resist an M6.5. This is ridiculously low, and is a good number for Ontario! In the article, you can substitute "Canada" for "Japan". We just haven't had anything in living memory, so 'therefore' it doesn't exist.
So, this brings up the question of who is going to write all the 'pro' stuff for the next nuclear plant (or waste repository), and who is going to review it? Who is going to engage in the basic science to justify claims and counter claims? Don't forget that if the 'pro-camp' comes up with a 3 foot stack of 'private studies', it will certainly outweigh any verbal retort from reviewers.