Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2016

Presentation information


Symbol H (Human Geosciences) » H-SC Social Earth Sciences & Civil/Urban System Sciences

[H-SC16] Human environment and disaster risk

Mon. May 23, 2016 10:45 AM - 11:30 AM 105 (1F)

Convener:*Tatsuto Aoki(School of Regional Development Studies, Kanazawa University), Nobuhisa Matsuta(Okayama University Graduate School of Education), Toshihiko Sugai(Department of Natural Environmental Studies, Institute of Environmental Studies, Graduate School of Frontier Science, The University of Tokyo), Chair:Tatsuto Aoki(School of Regional Development Studies, Kanazawa University)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM

[HSC16-07] Active tectonics in Shakotan peninsula, Hokkaido, Northern Japan: inappropriate inspections for nuclear safety by Nuclear Regulation Authority

*Mitsuhisa Watanabe1 (1.Faculty of Sociology, Toyo University)

Keywords:tectonic landform, submarine active fault, Shakotan peninsula, Tomari nuclear power plant, Nuclear Regulation Authority, safety inspection

Tectonic geomorphic investigations clarify that submarine active fault to the west of Shakotan peninsula play an important role in the uplift of the peninsula, Hokkaido, Northern Japan. The bedding fault underneath the Tomari Nuclear Power Plant, in the hanging wall of the submarine active fault, may be capable faults which will be rejuvenated in the near future. It is essentially important to investigate carefully characteristics of tectonic landforms indicative of active faults. However, the safety inspections by the Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) ware clearly mistaken. Although NRA should break with the past wrong safety review that were slipshod and unscientific, the stance on safety inspection has changed back to that prior to the severe Fukushima accident.