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FY 2011 Survey Results of Water Pollution by Agricultural Chemicals Used at Golf Courses

September 3, 2012

The Ministry of the Environment has collected the results of monitoring surveys of agricultural chemicals in golf course drains, which was conducted by local governments and regional environment offices in FY2011.
The monitoring surveys were conducted in accordance with the "Tentative Guideline for the Prevention of Water Pollution by Agricultural Chemicals Used in Golf Courses", hereinafter referred to as "the Guideline". 23,822 samples from 546 golf courses were measured in the survey and no sample of the drains exceeded reference values of concentrations set in the Guideline (Table 1 and Table 2).

The Ministry has established the Guideline in 1990 for local governments to implement prevention measures for water pollution, which are caused by agricultural chemicals used in golf courses. The Guideline provides the methods of measurement of agricultural chemicals used in golf courses as well as the reference values of concentration of agricultural chemicals.

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