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Toxic Matters Found in the Soil of Former Hakozaki Campus

Soil pollutions were found on the former Hakozaki Campus site of Kyushu University. On June 19, the university reported results of soil investigation conducted between September 2019 to May 2020. According to that, pollutants including mercury (up to 18 times of the standard), arsenic and lead were found in plots that amount 1,600 square meters. The source of contamination is considered to be past researches before 1971, when the water pollution control law took effect in Japan. Remediation of those soils would take about two years. Source: Mainichi

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Published: Jun 24, 2020 / Last Updated: Jun 24, 2020

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