This is the Gulf Oil Disaster superimposed on a map of Japan if the spill had originated in Tokyo. The website, If It Were My Home, allows anyone to ‘bring home’ the catastrophe to their doorsteps to better understand the scale of the catastrophe. As you can see from the map, the spill would smother the entire Kanto region, stretching out past Nagoya, over to the other side of Honshu to the East Sea.
The oil could easily drift down to Kyoto and Osaka. Yokohama and Tokyo Bays would be thick with petroleum far out into the Pacific.
I was curious about some of the other places I’d called home. Continue reading