Japan – Contaminated soil treated to become cement raw material

Japan – Contaminated soil treated to become cement raw material
Published: 26 April 2004

Cement makers in Japan will have an additional avenue to contract their raw materials. Geo Environment Technology (GET) has started commercial operation for a new soil treatment and transhipment facility on the Showa Denko KK site in Yokohama.

GET is to treat 300,000tpa of contaminated soil, collected from the metropolitan area. After treatment, the soil will be used as raw material for cement and in aggregate recycling. The facility has a 10,000t storage space for contaminated soil and an additional storage of 6000t of treated soil.