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Poor science fails to stop Tokyo’s fish market move

The cleanup of the contaminated site that’s to be a new home for Tokyo’s fish market, the world’s biggest, is still dogged by controversy. As Nature back in April, the figures for concentrations of toxic chemicals at the site before the cleanup appear in key documents crossed out with black marker. Now the authorities have admitted in a report published last week (22 July), after consultation with experts, that this is not proper science. Yet that hasn’t stopped its plans for the move.


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