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145Chapter 6Environmental Pollution Control MeasuresWhile modern societies face growing concernabout global environmental issues, developingcountries are experiencing complex, serious andfast-growing pollution problems of their own. Thepotent combination of industrialization, urbandevelopment and mass consumption trends isexacerbated by foreign companies operating withlittle regard for the impact on the local environment.Environmental pollution is more than just a healthissue; it is a wider social issue in that pollution hasthe potential to destroy homes and communities.Pollution problems are also closely tied to the modeof development in developing countries. Despite this,many developing countries either have not developedenvironmental pollution control measures, or havenot provided adequate implementation structuresto ensure that policies are effective.During the period of rapid economic growthafter the Second World War, Japan experienced avariety of terrible environmental problems o...