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Environmental Quality Standards for Groundwater Pollution

Establishment of Environmental Quality Standards for Groundwater Pollution

Environmental Quality Standards (EQS) for groundwater pollution were issued in 1997 and they are required to be maintained in order to protect human health.
As a result of additions made in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2011, and 2012, EQS now regulate 28 hazardous substances and items including heavy metals, volatile organic carbons, and etc.

ItemStandard Values
cadmium 0.003mg/liter or less
total cyanogen not detectable
lead 0.01mg/liter or less
chromium (VI) 0.05mg/liter or less
arsenic 0.01mg/liter or less
total mercury 0.0005mg/liter or less
alkyl mercury not detectable
PCB not detectable
dichloromethane 0.02mg/liter or less
carbon tetrachloride 0.002mg/liter or less
vinyl chloride monomer 0.002mg/liter or less
1,2-dichloroethane 0.004mg/liter or less
1,1-dichloroethylene 0.1mg/liter or less
1,2-dichloroethylene 0.04 mg/liter or less
1,1,1-trichloroethane 1mg/liter or less
1,1,2-trichloroethane 0.006mg/liter or less
trichloroethylene 0.01mg/liter or less
tetrachloroethylene 0.01mg/liter or less
1,3-dichloropropene 0.002mg/liter or less
thiram 0.006mg/liter or less
simazine 0.003mg/liter or less
thiobencarb 0.02mg/liter or less
benzene 0.01mg/liter or less
selenium 0.01mg/liter or less
nitrate nitrogen and nitrite nitrogen 10 mg/liter or less
fluoride 0.8 mg/liter or less
boron 1 mg/liter or less
1,4-dioxane 0.05mg/liter or less
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