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FY 2005 Status of Air Pollution

October 13, 2006

The state of air pollution is constantly monitored throughout Japan at 2,066 monitoring stations. The monitoring is conducted by prefectures and ordinance-designated municipal governments based on the Air Pollution Control Law. As of March 31, 2006, there were 1,619 ambient air pollution monitoring stations (AAPMSs), which include 9 national stations, and there are 447 roadside air pollution monitoring stations (RAPMSs), which include 10 national stations.

The results of the FY 2005 monitoring are available at the air pollution page of the Ministry of the Environment website (http://www.env.go.jp/air/osen/index.html) (in Japanese).

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