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Results of the survey on the enforcement status of the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Law and Soil Contamination Investigations and Countermeasures in FY 2009

March 29, 2011

The MOE had conducted its annual survey on the enforcement status of the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Law and Soil Contamination Investigations and Countermeasures, which had been reported or recognized by prefectures and/or Cabinet-order designated cities.

The number of Soil Contamination Investigations reported in FY 2009, which started in April 2009 and ended in March 2010, based on the said law was 299. The total number of investigations after the enactment of the Act reached 1,487.

As a result of the said Soil Contamination Investigations, 94 lots had shown to exceed the designated standards, which resulted in the addition on the list of designated areas for FY 2009, and the total number of these lots dating from after the enactment of the Act summed 435.

Further details about these results are available on the MOE website at http://www.env.go.jp/water/dojo/chosa.html (Note: website is in Japanese).

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