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We manage chemical substances according to company regulations and report the results to the Japanese government or metropolitan or prefectural government as appropriate. The same four substances as those in 2004 were reported to be in compliance with PRTR in 2005.

(Unit: kg)

Ethylbenzene Xylene Toluene Copper water-soluble salt
Discharge into the atmosphere 1,600 2,600 2,200 0
Discharge into public waterways 0 0 0 0
Discharge into soils at individual plants 0 0 0 0
Burial at individual plants 0 0 0 0
Discharge into sewage system 0 0 0 17
Conveyed to outside of individual plants 0 0 0 4,100

Two recovery units for organic solvent were introduced in 2005 to reduce the use and emission of VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
In the next year or so, we expect to reduce the use and emission of chemicals.

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