On Sept. 10, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike revealed that the people in charge of the soil remediation work for the Toyosu market, the relocation site for the famed Tsukiji fish market in Chuo Ward, ignored the recommendations of outside safety experts.

The discovery has reignited public concern about the environmental safety of the man-made area 2 km south of Tsukiji, adjacent to Tokyo Bay.

Will the soil pose a health risk to the market's produce, workers and consumers? Let's take a closer look.