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The Nagoya District Court on Monday ordered the central government to keep emissions of air pollutants within an environmentally acceptable limit in areas along a national highway here.

Recognizing the causal relationship between respiratory diseases and so-called suspended particulate matters, the court also ordered the government to pay 18 million yen and 10 companies to pay a combined 289 million yen in compensation to Nagoya residents whose health was damaged by air pollution from vehicle exhaust and industrial plant emissions.

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