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Strengthening of the Monitoring Systems on Illegal Dumping of Industrial Wastes(2005)

March 29, 2006

In order to prevent the spread of environmental pollution caused by inappropriate disposal of industrial wastes, such as illegal waste dumping, it is essential to detect dumping cases without delay and to take the necessary measures as soon as possible. For this purpose, the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), prefectural governments, and those cities with public health centers in Japan have strengthened their monitoring systems on illegal waste dumping.

MOE has carried out a national survey of the monitoring systems in local governments in FY2005. The results are as follows:

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