Tweet sparks complaints over Tokyo taking disaster rubble


TOYKO (majirox news) — Hundreds of people have voiced their opposition to the Tokyo Metropolitan Government accepting rubble left over from the March 11 disasters, with most complaining that it could be contaminated after the Fukushima nuclear crisis.

A Twitter user sparked a phone assault on the metropolitan government to object to the rubble being sent to Tokyo for disposal, with at least 150 protests made by phone on Sept. 29 alone. Another 40 complaints were posted directly onto the government’s website.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has so far done little more than register acceptance of the complaints.

Metropolitan government officials said the attack started through a tweet. The tweet listed the name and direct phone number of the metropolitan government official in charge of dealing with accepting rubble that built up in Miyagi and Fukushima prefectures following the deadly March 11 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis. The tweet advised that making protest calls to the official could result in Tokyo rescinding its decision to accept disaster rubble for disposal.

Most of the complaint calls made to the metropolitan government are believed to have stemmed from this tweet.

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