Facts and Statistics

The nuclear crisis that occurred in Japan after the 2011 Tsunami prompted the Japanese government dumped 11 million liters (2 million gallons) of radioactive water into the Pacific Ocean.
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The 2011 Tsunami in Japan created 70 km long island of debris which is floating out into the Pacific Ocean.
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Chlorinated solvents were found in 30 percent of groundwater supplies in 15 Japanese cities, sometimes traveling as much as 10 km from the source of pollution.
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Debris of 2011 Japan Tsunami deep in ocean bed
Debris of 2011 Japan Tsunami deep in ocean bed
Only about 36 percent of Japanese household are hooked up to sewers, compared to 97 in the United Kingdom and 65 percent in France.
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Emissions of organic pollutants into water (millions of pounds a day): 11.7 in China; 5.5 in the United States; 3.4 in Japan; 2.3 in Germany; 3.2 in India; 0.6 in South Africa; and 0.4 in Mexico
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In the 1960s rivers in Japan were fouled by sewage, household wastewater and other pollutants. Some of the rivers in the Tokyo area were comprised of black water with white foam floating in thick layers at the top. Around some rivers children came down with bone diseases that deformed their limbs. In the 1970s the bay outside Kitakyushu was called the “Sea of Death.” Its brownish-green water looked like waste from a crankcase. Rules and regulations imposed in the 1970s on sewage systems and drainage water greatly improved water quality. Some urban rivers in Japan are nw surprisingly clean.
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Many urban rivers are polluted with high concentrations of E. Coli bacteria and people who swim in them risk getting sick
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The Sea of Japan between Japan and Korea is slowly dying. Fish catches are growing smaller every year. The problem is blamed on overfishing, exacerbated by competition between Japan, Korea, Russia and China, pollution and an increase in sea temperatures, caused perhaps by global warming.
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Salmon returning to Japanese rivers have been found to have high levels of DDT and other highly toxic chemicals. DDT and the other chemicals have not been used in Japan for some time but are still used in southern Asia and may have contaminated waters ff off Japan.
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“High levels of formaldehyde were found in filtered water at three water purification facilities in Chiba and Saitama prefectures and two other purification facilities in Chiba and Gunma prefectures.
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Salmon returning to Japanese rivers have been found to have high levels of DDT and other highly toxic chemicals. DDT and the other chemicals have not been used in Japan for some time but are still used in southern Asia and may have contaminated waters ff off Japan.
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“High levels of formaldehyde were found in filtered water at three water purification facilities in Chiba and Saitama prefectures and two other purification facilities in Chiba and Gunma prefectures.
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“High levels of formaldehyde were found in filtered water at three water purification facilities in Chiba and Saitama prefectures and two other purification facilities in Chiba and Gunma prefectures.
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