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DM Kono says soft seabed in Henoko at depth of 77 meters, no problem for landfill work

  • May 13, 2020
  • , NHK
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NHK reported that Defense Minister Kono disclosed at an Upper House foreign affairs and defense committee session yesterday that after conducting detailed analysis, his ministry has determined that the soft seabed in Henoko is at a maximum depth of 77 meters below the surface of the sea. The network said the MOD had been explaining that the seabed was about 70 meters below the surface and there was a layer of solid clay beneath it. Kono reportedly added: “Even under these conditions, if we carry out solid improvement work using a method with a successful track record, I am convinced that we can ensure the stability of the seawall and other areas.”

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