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Off shore waste dumping sites hit by recent multiple earthquakes off coast of Japan

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There has been another 7 earthquakes reducing in intensity over the last couple of hours reducing to the 4.6 level so far..

These dump areas have been getting alot of strikes from off shore earthquakes during the last nearly 2 years. Why doesnt anyone talk about them?

The areas with dark hatchings are “special” waste sites likely for nuclear and biological wastes and the larger areas for lesser hazardous waste..

What effects are the effected dumps having on the sea life in the areas?

How much damage to the seabed is occurring near these off shore dumps?

Here is an update concerning the nuclear reactors that were under threat

12/7 Japan Earthquake – No Nuclear Plant Damage Reported

At 5:18 PM Tokyo time on December 7, a magnitude 7.3 (Richter) / 4 (Japanese intensity scale) earthquake occurred in roughly the same region as the Great Tohoku quake.  All tsunami warnings were lifted a short time ago as this report is written (7:40 PM Tokyo time, 5:40 AM Eastern time US) and only a one meter tsunami was observed in some locations.

Tokyo Electric Power Company has released the following statement about the quake, relative to the Fukushima Daiichi and Fukushima Daini nuclear power plants:

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TEPCO, 12/7/2012

Announcements

At around 5:18 PM on Friday, December 7, an earthquake (seismic intensity of 4) occurred in Hamadori region in Fukushima Prefecture. The conditions of the nuclear power stations are as follows.

Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station
There has been no problem found with the monitoring post data, Units 1-6 main plant parameters, reactor water injection system, accumulated water transfer, water treatment facility and other facilities. Currently, no injury has been reported due to the earthquake. The maximum acceleration observed in the power station was 26.2 Gal (horizontal direction) at the foundation ground in Unit 6 Reactor Building.

Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Station
The maximum acceleration observed in the power station was 26.0 Gal(vertical direction) at the foundation ground in Unit 1 Reactor Building.
The fluctuation of the monitoring post readings is being maintained within the range of normal fluctuation before and after the earthquake and currently no radiation impact to the outside of the power station has been reported due to the earthquake. No injury has been reported due to the earthquake.

We will continue investigating the conditions of the equipments/facilities in the power stations.

Here is a link to the above waste map

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Fig 1-1-22 wastes dumping areas in the seas around japan

the diagram/map is nearly half way down the page..

http://www.env.go.jp/en/wpaper/1992/eae210000000000.html#1_1_1_3

the whole report discusses profit against health..

the A2 dump should be 200 km and the earthquakes are hitting between 170 to 180 km.. basically right on the rift..

From the PDF…

“..The Marine Pollution Control Law prohibits, in principle, the dumping of waste at sea. The disposal of specific types of waste is permitted if conducted according to designated disposal methods, and in designated areas (e. g. offshore at Boso, Shikoku, Sanriku and the Japan Sea) where the marine conditions are judged suitable for such disposal (Figure 1-1-22). According to a 1990 survey conducted by the Maritime Safety Agency on pollution levels in neighboring ocean waters where wastes are being disposed, water quality was at about the same level as before. and there was no particular worsening of pollution level….”

Friday December 7 2012, 08:18:20 UTC 3 hours ago Off East Coast of Honshu, Japan. 7.3 33.0 GeoScience Australia Detail
Friday December 7 2012, 08:18:23 UTC 3 hours ago Off East Coast Of Honshu, Japan 7.3 30.0 CSEM-EMSC Feed Detail
Friday December 7 2012, 08:18:24 UTC 3 hours ago off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 7.3 36.1 USGS Feed Detail
Friday December 7 2012, 08:31:14 UTC 3 hours ago off the east coast of Honshu, Japan 6.2 29.2 USGS Feed Detail

http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

2011年の日本の地震 分布図 Japan earthquakes 2011 Visualization map

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKp5cA2sM28

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