China Still Faces Severe River, Lake Pollution

28 Sep 2009 by Local Press Report

China's rivers and lakes still face severe pollution, according to officials at the Ministry of Environmental Protection. Ministry spokesman Tao Detian said sections of the Haihe River in the Inner Mongolia autonomous region, Liaohe River in Jilin province, Yellow River in Shanxi province and Dianchi Lake in Yunnan province did not pass the latest environmental check. In its 11th five-year plan (2006-2010), China set a goal of improving water quality at 115 key rivers. Eighty river sections were rated "qualified" in the latest check, which was carried out by eight ministries over the past three months...

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