Toshima Incineration Plant

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Toshima Incineration Plant
東京都豊島区・豊島清掃工場の煙突.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Location 5-1, 2 Kami-ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan
Coordinates 35°44′05″N 139°42′52″E / 35.734678°N 139.714422°E / 35.734678; 139.714422Coordinates: 35°44′05″N 139°42′52″E / 35.734678°N 139.714422°E / 35.734678; 139.714422
Construction started September 1995
Completed June 1999
Cost 16.9 billion yen
Height 210 m (690 ft)

The Toshima Incineration Plant (豊島清掃工場) is a incineration plant located in Kami-ikebukuro, Toshima, Tokyo, Japan.[1] It covers an area of 12,000 square meters and has two incineration units with a combined capacity of 400 tons of waste per day.[2]

The plant was constructed with a large fitness center in order to appease area residents who may have otherwise opposed its construction. The center's swimming pool is heated from burning garbage while electricity is supplied from a steam-driven turbine. The plant outputs 7,800kW of electricity, enough to supply 20,000 homes.[3]

The plant's smokestack, at 210 meters in height, is the tallest industrial chimney in the special wards of Tokyo and was constructed in order for exhaust from the plant to clear the nearby 239-meter Sunshine 60 building.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Toshima Incineration Plant". Skyscraper Source Media. Retrieved November 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ 東京二十三区清掃一部事務組合. "東京二十三区清掃一部事務組合/概要". www.union.tokyo23-seisou.lg.jp. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  3. ^ Harden, Blaine (2008-11-18). "Japan Stanches Stench of Mass Trash Incinerators". The Washington Post. ISSN 0190-8286. Retrieved 2017-01-05. 
  4. ^ 東京二十三区清掃一部事務組合. "東京二十三区清掃一部事務組合/煙突が一番高い豊島清掃工場". www.union.tokyo23-seisou.lg.jp. Retrieved 2017-01-05.