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Quality Assurance and Quality Control Survey of Environmental Measurement and Analysis FY 2010 Brief

June 3, 2011

The MOE has summarized results concerning "The Quality Assurance and Quality Control Survey of Environmental Measurement and Analysis" in FY 2010.

The issues covered by the survey were as follows:

<Basic survey>
Soil sample: Lead(Pb), Copper(Cu), Fluorine(F) and Calcium(Ca)

<Advanced survey>
Simulated air sampling (follow-up survey as last fiscal year): Volatile Organic Compounds (Benzene, 1,2-Dichloroethane, Trimethylbenzene, and Carbon tetrachloride)
Simulated Water sampling: Pesticide (Dichlorvos, Fenobucarb) and other (Perfluorooctanesulfonic acid, Perfluorooctanoic acid)
Bottom Sediment sampling: Polychlorinated biphenyl

Answers of participants have been sent from 94 local governments and 371 private organizations. The survey result in FY 2010 was totally good or suitable precision.
For details, please refer to the related website at http://www.seidokanri.go.jp/index.html (in Japanese).

Based on these results, the MOE plans to hold follow-up workshops (language: Japanese only) to explain the major points of the analysis and give feedback to participating institutions in 2 cities (Tokyo and Osaka) in July, 2011.

To participate, please submit the application by fax or e-mail (in Japanese only) to the following address.
The closing date for the acceptance of application will be on June 30, 2011.

Submit to:
Department of Environmental Science
Japan Environmental Sanitation Center
10-6 Yotsuyakami-cho, Kawasaki-Ku, Kawasaki-City, Kanagawa, Japan 210-0828
Phone: 44-288-5132
Fax: 44-288-5232
E-mail: kagaku@jesc.or.jp

"The Quality Assurance and Quality Control Survey of Environmental Measurement and Analysis" is a program which has been conducted by the MOE since FY 1975, to secure the reliability and improve the precision at the environmental measurement and analysis. For details, please refer to the website of "The Quality Assurance and Quality Control Survey of Environmental Measurement and Analysis" at http://www.seidokanri.go.jp/index.html (in Japanese).

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