Is “COURTEBY” the new name for the replacement of the venerable Tsukiji fish market of Tokyo?
Iconic Tokyo fish market to close, replacement design unveiled
CNN Travel | Dec. 11 , 2012
…The Tokyo metropolitan government recently released its design for a new wholesale seafood market set to open in 2014…Tsukiji market’s planned replacement…will begin once the Tokyo government successfully neutralizes toxic substances from a nearby former gas factory…more…
The rest-of-the-story is the Tokyo goverment is forcing Tsukiji fish market to relocate to the contaminated former site of Tokyo Gas’ main refinery. Besides earthquake liquefaction risks, that land is polluted with benzene, hydrocyanic acid, chromium, etc., at levels verified to be thousands to tens of thousands of times over government’s own safey levels.
However, that new site is no problem since the fish sold in Tsukiji is already contaminated with mercury (3Yen / 2010-04-26) and is radioactive (3Yen / 2012-10-26). →