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The central government and Hanshin Expressway Public Corp. filed an appeal Tuesday with the Kobe District Court over a Jan. 31 ruling ordering them to compensate residents in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture, for air pollution-related health damages allegedly caused by an expressway.
The ruling states that they must pay 210 million yen in health damages to 50 people living near Route 43 and the elevated Hanshin Expressway, as well as take steps to reduce vehicle exhaust emissions.

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