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FY 2020 Survey Results of Agricultural Chemicals in Drainage Waters of Golf Courses

September 30, 2021

The Ministry of the Environment has collected the results of monitoring surveys of agricultural chemicals in drainage waters of golf courses, conducted by local government in FY 2020.

The monitoring surveys were conducted in accordance with the "Guideline for the Prevention of Water Pollution, and Damage to Aquatic Animals and Plants by Agricultural Chemicals Used in Golf Courses", hereinafter referred to as "the Guideline". A total of 38,964 samples from 1,539 golf courses were measured in the surveys, and six samples of the drains exceeded reference values of concentrations set in the Guideline (Table 1 and Table 2). The reference values are as of March 8, 2021.

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