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Cash In The Trash: Japanese Garbage Man Finds $120,000



HIROSHIMA - A worker at a waste disposal facility in Hiroshima in western Japan, has found more than 10 million yen (about $120,000) in cash in a pile of garbage.

The money, whose origin has yet to be determined, was spotted by a monitor on a conveyor belt. Some of it had been torn by the machinery, Japan’s NHK reports, but a spokesman of the Hiroshima police prefecture told AFP that "There were about a thousand 10,000 yen bills ($118) that came out of a pulverizer unscathed."

According to Japan Today, the money will be held as lost property for three months. If no one claims it by then, it will be turned over to the municipal government which operates the garbage disposal facility.

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