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FY 2007 Survey Results of Water Pollution by Agricultural Chemicals Used at Golf Courses

October 16, 2008

The Ministry of the Environment has collected the results of a monitoring survey of agricultural chemicals in golf course drains conducted by local governments and regional environment offices in FY2007.
The monitoring survey was conducted according to the "Tentative Guidelines for the Prevention of Water Pollution by Agricultural Chemicals Used in Golf Courses", hereinafter referred as "the guidelines". 27,365 samples from 754 golf courses were examined in the survey, and no samples exceeding guideline targets were detected (Table 1 & 2).

The Ministry of the Environment notified all prefectures of the guidelines in 1990 in order to prevent water pollution caused by agricultural chemicals used in golf courses. The methods of measurement of agricultural chemicals used in the golf courses and the guideline values of agricultural chemicals are described therein.
Local governments administer golf courses in accordance with the guidelines.
The Ministry of the Environment requires local governments to report on their monitoring surveys (regional environment offices began participating in the monitoring surveys in FY 2004).
The Ministry of the Environment will manage all concerned parties in close cooperation with local governments to prevent water pollution by agricultural chemicals.

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