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Result of the FY 2009 Survey of the Implementation of the Agricultural Land Soil Pollution Prevention Act

December 17, 2010

The MOE compiled the result of the FY 2009 Survey of the Implementation of the Agricultural Land Soil Pollution Prevention Act. The survey result consists of the continuous monitoring reports submitted by the prefectural governors. Under the Act, each governor shall continuously monitor the condition of agricultural land soil pollution caused by designated hazardous substances (cadmium, copper and arsenic).
Summary of the survey result:
(1) As a result of the continuous monitoring, no area exceeded the regulatory standards for designated hazardous substances.
(2) There was no newly designated Countermeasure Area.
(3) There were 3 Countermeasure Areas where the designation was canceled (1 complete cancellation and 2 partial cancellations).
(4) There was no Countermeasure Areas where a new Countermeasure Plan was formulated.
(5) At the end of FY 2009, 6,620 ha out of 7,487 ha including Countermeasure Area have completed measures.

The complete survey result can be accessed on the following website (Japanese only):
http://www.env.go.jp/press/13267.html

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