YOMIURI (LOCAL PAGE) 991027
EMERGENCY INVESTIGATION OF DIOXIN TO BEGIN OFF BASE
TOKYO, Yokohama - The Environment Agency and Kanagawa prefectural
(KPG) decided on October 26 to conduct an emergency investigation of
outside the Naval Air Facility (NAF), Atsugi, which sits on the northern
side of the industrial waste disposal facility in Ayase City.
According to the agency, the joint investigation was requested
American side. Both the Japanese and U.S. Governments operated together
dioxin investigation inside the base. Now the agency and the KPG will
investigate air and soil of a residential area and an industrial area
are located southern part of the facility due to the seasonal wind
south wind in summer and north wind in winter.
The Environment and Agricultural Administration Department
of the KPG
not disclosed details of the coming investigation. The department is to
announce an interim report at the end of next month.