Four nongovernmental organizations on Thursday submitted critical opinions to Chiba Gov. Takeshi Numata regarding the local government’s revised plan to reclaim 101 hectares of Tokyo Bay’s Sanbanze tidal flats.

“While the original plan has shrunk, the new one is only a condensed version of the former. There is no evidence that the prefecture has taken into account the possible environmental impact on the tidal flats,” said Masahito Yoshida of the Nature Conservation Society of Japan.

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