Devastating pollution from the palm oil power plant Fukuchiyama City, Kyoto, Japan.

Hazeshinmachi, a town suffring from pollution caused by a palm oil power plant.

There is a town which has been deceived by false claims about palm oil power plants. They have been told that palm oil power plants are safe and friendly to the environment, which they are not.

The corporation owning this plant said that they would not cause any problems to the nearby residents.

However, since the power plant began operating in June 2017, noise and terrible smell from the power plant have affected people’s health in ways such as nausea, headaches, and insomnia.

The actual power plant is surprisingly small that it is difficult to imagine that a power plant of such size can bring great harm to the environment.

The environment of peaceful town has changed since the power plant started its operation.

Now we see a lot of banners and flags asserting against palm oil power plants.

三惠バイオマス発電所騒音悪臭による被害調査2019年8月16日

バイオマス発電所悪臭騒音対策推進委員会の聞き取り調査の報告書
生々しい健康被害が沢山発生しています。

Health hazards Report.

Stress and discomfort by the bad smell. (75 cases)

Unable to open windows because the bad smell permeates inside. (23 cases)

headaches, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and anorexia. (12 cases)

These health hazards are spreading around the town, and many residents, from kindergartners to seniors, are being harmed.

こんな悲痛なメッセージも寄せられています。
小さなお子様を育てる若いお母さんが反対運動の代表に送ったメールです。

若いお母さんのメール1

2019年6月28日 近隣の小さなお子様を抱えた若いお母さんの悲痛なメール

若いお母さんのメール2

ママさんの訴え2

若いお母さんのメール3

ママさんの訴え3

※文字が小さい場合は拡大して読むことが出来ます

メール文中にはパーム油火力発電事業者の社長の「この施設は実験場」との発言に怒り苦しむ生々しい住民のやりとりが伝わるメールです。

福知山市議会で採択された請願書

9月議会請願書

September 2019

After two years of suffering, the petition which demands measures for stopping pollution was finally granted.

An inspection of the power plant took place, and surprisingly it seemed like there were no issues regarding exhaust from the power plant.

WHY?

The residents requested disclosure of the power plant’s inspection results.

The operators lowered the amount of the power plant’s output during the inspection.
It is deceiving!

煤煙測定7月25日

The corporation explained that they could not disclose information about the power plant, such as the amount of its output, because it is confidential corporate information.

However, it is evident that the noise and exhaust level decreases when the power plant is running at its lower capacity.

After the inspection, which was just a formality, the output of the power plant was increased and back to its average level.

The palm oil power plant in Fukuchiyama is still running while tormenting residents.