Accession Number : ADP006842

Title :   Relationship Between the Environment and Kasai Marine Park,

Corporate Author : JAPAN SEDIMENTS MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATION TOKYO

Personal Author(s) : Hiwatashi, T. ; Tsukagoshi, T. ; Nakai, H. ; Doyama, Y. ; Wano, S.

Report Date : APR 1992

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : The Port of Tokyo, once called Edo-Minato, is located in the inner part of the Bay of Tokyo and has a history of 500 years. The Port has been developed both to handle navigation traffic and to serve as a fishing area for the dents of Tokyo and adjacent cities. Since the Meiji age, the Port has played an important role as the main entrance to the city for commercial traffic. Environmental pollution of the bay, especially of the water quality, has been accelerated by industrial development and overcrowding (since 1955). Fishing activities were discontinued in 1962, marking the direct influence of pollution on the life of people around the bay. These circumstances prompted the design of the Tokyo Metropolitan Marine Park Project in December 1970, with the main objective of restoring the former conditions of the bay. Construction of the project began in 1972. The aim of the Kasai Marine Park is to function not only as a bathing resort and to stabilize the beach physically, but also to recover and maintain the natural environment around the park and to provide a recreation area for nearby residents by using refined techniques to construct an artificial beach.

Descriptors :   *BAYS, *CONSTRUCTION, *WATER POLLUTION ABATEMENT, BEACHES, HISTORY, RECREATION, TRAFFIC, URBAN AREAS, WATER QUALITY, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION.

Subject Categories : Civil Engineering
      Water Pollution and Control

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE