The Japanese Imperial Army had cleverly treated the layers of the ground with their chemicals particularly the spot where they had hidden their Yamashita treasures. This topic has already been covered on the post entitled, “Different Layers of Soil as Yamashita Treasure Sign”.
In relation to that topic, someone has asked this question, “How to Safely Dig a Contaminated Ground Layer of Soil?”
Wearing gloves, boots, and outfit that entirely cover your skin to prevent contact from the contaminated soil can be very uncomfortable when digging. They can even restrict your movement which can slow down your progress. So is there any other much better way?
Yes, there is actually a much better option. This method has been shared to me by another fellow treasure hunter a long time ago. We already tried it several times in our projects and it does effectively works. They call the method as, “Flashing”.
In order for this method to work, you will need a lot of water to be used for flashing the chemicals out from the contaminated soil.
Assuming that you have reached the contaminated layer at a certain depth under then you need to stop digging. What you have to do next is to fill the hole that you dug with a lot of water and then wait until it will get drained down below. While you are waiting, the water does the job of cleaning the chemicals so you really have nothing to do.
When the water has finally got drained, you can now safely continue with your diggings. Repeat the process again when it happens that the layer you reached shows sign of contamination.
What I do not like most about this method is that, it takes a lot of time to wait for the water to get drained. So while waiting, we work on another different project site nearby but if there is none then we simply just go and relax. But as for me, instead of relaxing, I am taking the opportunity to write some contents for my blog and now, videos for my YouTube Channel and FaceBook Page. For those who do not know, my YouTube Channel is “Treasure Hunt Club” while my FaceBook Page is “Treasures and Antiques”. Treasures and Antiques was the original title of my blog but I recently renamed it into Treasure Hunt Club.
Contaminated Ground Layer of Soil is Mostly Present on Dry Lands
Since the chemicals can be washed with water, contaminated layer of soil are mostly encountered on dry lands. So if your project is near a certain water source or areas that often get wet perhaps due to heavy rainfall, then you have nothing to worry about. But, what you have to worry about are most likely “Water Traps” which is covered on a separate post.