China is taking steps to repair the environmental damage caused by the country’s rapid economic growth over the years, but cutting pollution off at the source is still a challenge. CCTV’S Ning Hong filed this report.
China taking steps to repair environmental damageChina is taking steps to repair the environmental damage caused by the country's rapid economic growth over the years. But cutting pollution off at the source is still a challenge. CCTV'S Ning Hong filed this report.
- In 2014, average chemical oxygen demand and ammonia nitrogen level of waste water of Xinji city was 311 and 98 milligrams respectively. That’s nearly three to four times above the normal level.
- The leather Industry wields enormous influence in many Chinese cities. So, despite efforts to curb pollution, illegal emissions are still a common sight.
- Industrial waste is a major cause of soil contamination. Police are beginning to get tough on this kind of crime, but the potential for profit means it keeps occurring.
- Illegal dumpers can net as much as 300 yuan per ton.
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