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Results of the survey on the enforcement status of the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act and Soil Contamination Investigations and Countermeasures in FY 2010

March 23, 2012

The MOE conducted its annual survey on the enforcement status of the Soil Contamination Countermeasures Act 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 2010, which started in April 2010 and ended in March 2011, based on the said law was 519.
As a result of the said Soil Contamination Investigations, 275 Areas (45 Areas in Action-requiring Condition and 230 Areas in Notification-requiring Condition upon Changes to Character) had been shown to exceed the designated standards, which resulted in the addition to the list of designated areas for FY 2010. These are increased compared to the numbers in the previous fiscal year.

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