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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 2016

April 17, 2018

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

The number of Soil Contamination Investigations reported in FY 2016, which started in April 2016

and ended in March 2017, based on the said law was 831.

As a result of the said Soil Contamination Investigations, 528 Areas (80 Areas which Require Action, 448 Areas for which Changes to Form or Nature Require Notification) were revealed to exceed the designated standards, which resulted in the addition on the list of designated areas for FY 2016.

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