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Monday, March 20, 2017

Toxins Found Again In Toyosu Groundwater

Above, the present Tsukiji Fish Market. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

It looks like the Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo won't be relocating to Toyosu anytime soon, if at all.

Dangerous toxins have been found in the groundwater at the new market site.

According to NHK:
An additional survey at the proposed site of Tokyo's new wholesale market has once again found higher-than-permitted amounts of toxic chemicals in groundwater. 
Metropolitan government officials reported the results to an expert panel on Sunday. The Toyosu market is to replace the aging one at Tsukiji. 
The survey was conducted at 29 locations in the Toyosu compound. High levels of toxins were discovered in the 9th round of tests late last year.

Frankly, I think that the move to Toyosu should be cancelled and, perhaps, Tsukiji be renovated and modernized.

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