Street Art Saves Kamigori
The government is planning to build a final disposal site for industrial waste in Kamigori Town, Hyogo Prefecture, where 3.02 million cubic meters of industrial waste will be buried over 20 years. Currently, 53% of citizens are against the construction of this industrial waste disposal site. This disposal site would cause environmental pollution and health hazards, including air pollution from the production of toxic gases, contamination of soil and groundwater, and impact on residents' drinking water. The construction of a final disposal
site for industrial waste in Kamigori, which is in financial
difficulty, is supported by the government and has some advantages. However, considering the risks to the environment of Kamigori and the health of its residents, this plan should be blocked.
The Kamigori Street Art Project is a plan that proposes to transform Kamigori into an attractive town using street art to make it a tourist destination. If it becomes a tourist attraction, it will benefit Kamigori economically without having to build a waste disposal plant.