[JP] 16 Neighborhood associations in proposed landfill site form think tank

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[JP] 16 Neighborhood associations in proposed landfill site form think tank

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リニアのトンネル残土 処分場予定地の16自治会が「考える会」結成
16 Neighborhood Associations in the Proposed Landfill Site of the Linear Tunnel Overburden Form Think Tank


Representatives from all 16 community associations in the Kaminogo area of Mitake Town, Gifu Prefecture, where there is a plan to construct a disposal site for soil left over from the construction of a tunnel for the Linear Central Shinkansen bullet train, gathered on the evening of January 1 to form the "Kaminogo Area Association for Linear Tunnel Soil". The group plans to ask JR Tokai to change the plan through the town, citing serious risks such as water pollution, collapse, and extinction of valuable species.

The disposal site is planned to be located on privately owned and town-owned land in Misano. There are landowners in the area, and there were hopes for development of the site. However, the site is considered to contain heavy metals and "needs to be addressed".

Info based on https://www.asahi.com/articles/ASQB26WFTQB2OIPE00G.html Accessed: 2022-10-03
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[JP] 16 Neighborhood associations form think tank

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The group was established by local residents in the Kaminogo area of Mitake Town, where the disposal site is planned to be constructed, and a general meeting was held on January 1.
The chairman, Takeshi Kouketsu, addressed the meeting, saying, "We are not against the opening of the Linear Line, but we cannot allow our children and grandchildren to bear the risk of the construction work.
JR Tokai, which is constructing the Linear Central Shinkansen Line, has been discussing with the town of Mitake to build a disposal site in the town for soil left over from the construction of tunnels and other projects in the town.
Although JR Tokai claims that it will take safety measures such as layering water shielding sheets when storing the soil, residents are voicing their concerns.
The association states, "We assume a serious risk to the lives, properties, and environment of the residents, and we would like to discuss, examine, and make proposals on this issue from various perspectives with the local residents in order to pass on a better environment to the next generation.

Source: Translated news from NHK Japan: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/gifu/20221 ... 09844.html Accessed 2022-10-03

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[JP] Government hid choice of soil disposal site for six years

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リニア残土置き場に重要湿地 岐阜・御嵩町、国選定を6年非公表
Critical wetlands for the linear-related sediment disposal site have not been made public in the six years since the government selected the site.


On the evening of November 10, the town of Mitake, Gifu Prefecture, announced that an "important wetland" selected by the Ministry of the Environment as a rare plant community is included in some of the candidate disposal sites for construction debris generated by JR Tokai's Linear Central Shinkansen construction project. JR Tokai asked for understanding of the town's plan to construct a landfill site at the candidate site, saying that they would avoid the site and transplant rare species.

 Among the candidate sites that the town provided JR Tokai with information on as a site for the soil dump, a portion of a mountain forest in the Misano district was home to a group of Japanese snowbell trees and other species that are listed as "endangered" on the Ministry of the Environment's Red List of Threatened Species (Red List). For this reason, the Ministry of the Environment selected the area as an important wetland. Although development activities cannot be regulated even if the site is selected as an important wetland, developers are required to give consideration to conservation.

No related questions were received.

 On November 10, the town held a public forum with JR Tokai and experts. During the forum, the town acknowledged that the Misano Hananoki wetlands are included in the Important Wetlands list, and recognized that "JR Tokai should ensure that the wetlands do not die out due to the construction of fill. The forum was attended by residents and there was time for questions and answers, but the forum was adjourned without accepting any questions regarding the important wetlands. Some of the townspeople in attendance expressed dissatisfaction with the proceedings.

 After the forum was adjourned, Mayor Kimio Watanabe, in an interview with reporters, explained why he had not disclosed the fact that the site had been selected as an important wetland: "I was aware that the candidate site was not a wetland (itself) but was 'adjacent' to a wetland. (I wondered what JR was going to do about it," he explained. JR Tokai, on the other hand, stated, "We will avoid the Hananoki wetland group as much as possible. They reiterated that they would "avoid the Hananoki wetlands as much as possible and take conservation measures such as transplanting important species.

 On the 11th, one night after the meeting, Akihiro Nishimura, Minister of the Environment, addressed the issue at a press conference following the Cabinet meeting, saying, "It is very important that the local government and the operator give appropriate consideration to the environment when considering a project in the area. The project is a very important project for the local government and business operators to give proper consideration to the environment.

Info based on Japanese Report by Keisuke Ota: https://mainichi.jp/articles/20221112/k ... 20/021000c Accessed 2022-11-12

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Re: [JP] 16 Neighborhood associations in proposed landfill site form think tank

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Well if they developed a container train that reduced daytime fares below planes they could not only sell it to democries but it could easily remove the muck.

The Not In My Backyard NIMBYS are killing democrasies worldwide.

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[JP] Linear Soil Disposal Site Area is "Important Wetland"

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リニア残土処分場のエリアは「重要湿地」 御嵩町がフォーラム
Linear Soil Disposal Site Area is "Important Wetland"


On January 21, regarding the disposal site for the overburden generated from the construction of the Linear Central Shinkansen tunnel that JR Tokai plans to build in the town of Mitake, the town of Mitake recognized for the first time that the area surrounding the proposed site is an "important wetland" under the Ministry of the Environment.

JR Tokai has been discussing with the town about the construction of a disposal site for the overburden generated from the tunnel construction of the Linear Central Shinkansen in Mitake Town, but the residents of the town are not aware of the fact that a part of the proposed mountain forest includes "important wetlands" that the Ministry of the Environment requires consideration for development, and rare plants such as Japanese honeysuckle are growing there. Residents are concerned about the environmental impact of the project because part of the forest contains "important wetlands," which the Ministry of the Environment requires to be taken into consideration for development.

Under such circumstances, Mitake Town held a forum on the 21st, which was attended by JR personnel and local residents.

The Ministry of the Environment has not indicated the specific location of the "important wetland," and until now, the town of Mitake had explained that the candidate site was far from the area where rare plants grow in clusters.

JR Tokai also reiterated that it would take all possible conservation measures, such as transplanting young trees.
In response, residents commented, "Isn't it the government's job to protect wetlands?

In February, the town of Mitake will hold a study session with experts and local residents to discuss how the wetlands should be and how to preserve them.

Source: Info based on translated Japanese news: https://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/gifu/20230 ... 10550.html Accessed: 2023-01-23
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Re: [JP] 16 Neighborhood associations in proposed landfill site form think tank

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A group of local residents held a press conference on 16 November to formally express their opposition to the construction of a landfill site for excess soil from the construction of the Linear Central Shinkansen tunnel planned by JR Tokai in Mitake City.

JR Tokai is in talks with Mitake City regarding the construction of a landfill site for soil left over from the construction of tunnels and other works in Mitake.
The Kaminogo Area Association for Linear Tunnel Soil Disposal, made up of 16 residents' associations in the Kaminogo area where the construction is planned, has previously said that it would "discuss, study and make proposals from various perspectives" regarding the landfill, but at a press conference on 16 June, vice-chairman Jun Saga said: "JR's explanation was not rational and there were many answers that we could not accept. We have made our decision from the point of view of safety and the environment," and formally declared their opposition.
The opposition was formalised at a general meeting of the residents' group held in February, based on the fact that there is a risk that the spoil from the tunnel construction could contain naturally occurring heavy metals and there are concerns about safety measures, and that the area surrounding the proposed site has been designated by the Ministry of the Environment as an important wetland that needs to be considered for development, and that a better environment should be preserved. The decision was made at a general meeting of the residents' group in February, based on the need to preserve the environment.
Commenting on the decision, Mitake Town Council said: 'We have heard the concerns of residents through the residents' forum. We will continue to receive opinions and continue discussions with JR.

Source: Translated Japanese News from https://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/gifu/20230 ... 10747.html Accessed: 16 Feb 2023

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Re: [JP] Governor and JR Tokai Hold Top-Level Meeting on Linear Landfill Sites

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Governor and JR Tokai Hold Top-Level Meeting on Linear Line: "Responding to Prefectural Fill Ordinance" on Disposal of Soil Remaining from Linear Line Construction 

JR Tokai President Shin Kaneko met with the Governor of Nagano Prefecture on March 8 to discuss the disposal of soil left over from the construction of the Central Linear Shinkansen Line, and expressed his intention to take into consideration the "Filling Ordinance" of Nagano Prefecture.

Vice President Shunsuke Niwa, who will succeed the Governor as President on 1 April, also attended the meeting between the Governor and JR Tokai President Kaneko in Tokyo. This was the first face-to-face meeting in three years, as the Corona disaster meeting was held remotely.

During the meeting, the Governor made 10 requests to JR Tokai, including a request to deal with the overburden yard associated with the construction of the linear tunnel. The Governor said, "We are told that they will take action based on the Prefectural Landfill Ordinance, and the Prefectural Government wants to properly check the safety of the project.

On the other hand, no progress was made on the demand for an earlier announcement of the opening date and for one train per hour to stop at a station in the prefecture.

Source: Based on Japanese News from https://newsdig.tbs.co.jp/articles/-/368649?display=1 2023-03-08
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The downside of democracy, everyone wants a station in their town and greenies want to stop everything.

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[JP] Governor makes 10-point request to JR Tokai

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Governor makes 10-point request to JR Tokai president for early clarification of Shinkansen opening date


On 8 March, Governor Morikazu Abe met with JR Tokai President Shin Kaneko to exchange views on the ongoing construction of the Linear Central Shinkansen Line in the prefecture. He also asked the company to take environmental measures after the line opens, and to provide information on the disposal of soil containing heavy metals that exceed standards.

Source: Info based on https://www.chunichi.co.jp/article/650129 Accessed: 2023-03-10

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[JP] JR Tokai explains how to manage filling at National Linear Experts Meeting

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JR Tokai explains how to manage filling at National Linear Experts Meeting


On 16 May, a meeting of government experts was held in Tokyo to discuss environmental protection in connection with the construction of a tunnel in the Shizuoka construction zone of the Linear Central Shinkansen Line. This was the ninth such meeting, and JR Tokai explained how the fill material in the Shizuoka construction section will be managed and how the impact of construction on streams in the upper reaches of the Oigawa River will be analysed. The committee members, who were university professors, expressed their opinions and requests regarding the use of fill material for revetments.

In analysing the relationship between the water environment, topography and organisms, the committee presented a new method of analysis specific to the upstream area based on the previous opinions. It then stated that in future it would also take into account the excavation of tunnels during periods of low rainfall and examine seasonal changes in flow rates, etc.

Regarding the management of "countermeasure soil" that does not meet the legal sediment standard, he proposed the use of double interceptor sheets to contain the soil and prevent water from entering from the outside. In addition, the drainage plans for each soil disposal site were explained with diagrams. The water quality of the rivers into which the soil is discharged will also be analysed as a voluntary initiative.

JR Tokai intends to further discuss the three issues, including the impact on aquatic organisms, as summarised by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism.

Info based on translated japanese news. Source: https://www.nikkei.com/article/DGXZQOCC ... 0C2000000/ Accessed: 2023-05-20

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[JP] Linear construction soil overburden

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17 Aug 16:00.

On 17 August, JR Tokai disclosed the overburden with safety measures to local government officials, appealing for its safety and asking for its acceptance by the local government.

Some of the overburden from the construction of the Central Shinkansen Line contains naturally occurring toxic heavy metals in excess of standard levels, and if the overburden is backfilled as it is, it may run off with rainwater and adversely affect groundwater.
For this reason, JR Tokai has been conducting trials in Oshika village since May this year to prevent heavy metal run-off by mixing magnesium and other substances into the fill.
On 17 May, JR Tokai invited about 20 people from the local authorities to demonstrate the safety of the fill.
So far, no heavy metals have been found in rainwater that has come into contact with the fill, etc., above the standard levels.
Ken Sato, Mayor of Iida City, who conducted the inspection, commented: 'The data shows that the safety has been confirmed, but there is also the issue of the feelings of local residents. If there is a request from the local community to use it, we would like to consider accepting it.

Source: Translated form NHK, https://www3.nhk.or.jp/lnews/nagano/202 ... 27845.html Accessed: 2023-08-18

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[JP] Publication of the Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the Linear Accelerated Soil Deposit Project Council

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Publication of the Proceedings of the 3rd Meeting of the Linear Accelerated Soil Deposit Project Council


 On September 30, the town of Mitake established the "Mitake Town Linear Soil Yard Project Council" to gather information on the concerns of the town's residents regarding the linear soil yard project and their evaluation of the measures to be taken, and to discuss solutions with JR Tokai Corporation.
 The minutes of the 3rd meeting of the council, held on Sunday, December 17, are now available.

Source: Translated info form https://www.town.mitake.lg.jp/news/news0067928/ Accessed 2024-01-04

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Re: [JP] Mitake City Administration Information

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Mitake City Administration Information

About the Linear Accumulated Soil Yard Planning Council


 While the city seeks to promote the Linear Central Shinkansen as soon as possible, the issue of the city's soil yard that will accompany the construction of the Linear Shinkansen has become a major challenge.
 In 2022, the city held a forum on the Linear Soil Yard to promote understanding and alleviate the concerns of city residents by having experts confirm the safety of the yard from a professional standpoint.
 Although the forum has concluded, the original purpose of the forum was not achieved as residents expressed opposition and concern, and the issues we asked JR Tokai to explain and report to us still remain.
 Therefore, the city believes that it is not in a position to discuss with JR Tokai in the current situation without local understanding and agreement. In order to gather the concerns of the townspeople about the yard plan and their evaluation of the measures to be taken, and then to discuss with JR Tokai for a solution, the town has decided to establish the "Mitake Town The Council for the Linear Soil Deposit Site Plan".

Source: Mitake City Administration (translated info): https://www.town.mitake.lg.jp/portal/to ... st0065156/ Accessed: 2024-01-19
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