Soil and Groundwater Contamination Survey and Countermeasure Technologies
For the preservation of the environment of soil and groundwater, improvement of contaminated soil and groundwater is required as well as prevention of contamination from chemical substances such as heavy metal and trichloroethylene.
Consequently, in January, 1999, the Environment Agency, which is currently called the Ministry of the Environment, announced the "Survey and Countermeasure Guidelines for Soil and Groundwater Contamination" along with "Operating Standards" which describes the guidelines in detail.
These operating standards include specific technical examples of surveys and countermeasures for soil and groundwater contamination as reference materials. The Global Environment Centre Foundation constructed a database on technical examples of surveys and countermeasures for soil and groundwater contamination with the permission of the Ministry of the Environment in order to provide developing countries which are facilitating industrialization with worldwide access to the information.
Background and Important Notes Regarding the Compilation of Examples of Contamination Survey and Countermeasure Technologies
Soil Environment Management Division, Water Environment Department, Environmental Management Bureau, Ministry of Environment