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Mold spreading in new Toyosu market after rainy stretch sparks complaints from businesses

JIJI

Mold is spreading through the Toyosu wholesale food market after an unusually long spell of rainy weather, prompting complaints from nearly a hundred businesses settled in Tsukiji’s toxic replacement, sources said Thursday.

“The spread of mold is a result of the metropolitan government’s negligence,” a Toyosu worker said angrily, referring to the fish market’s postponed relocation, initially set for last November.

“This came on top of the damage to our reputation caused by the soil contamination (at Toyosu),” the worker said. “We’re concerned about the future.”

The mold-tainted areas are occupied by 80 fish intermediaries and 10 green goods middle traders, according to Tokyo Metropolitan Government and other sources.

The metropolitan government is working to clean up the areas and is ready to replace any damaged equipment, if necessary.

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