Five Areas Removed from Environment Blacklist – Xinhua

From Xinhua via China Daily:

China’s environmental watchdog has taken three cities, one county and one industrial zone off its blacklist as these places have passed environmental reassessment. The State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) said in a notice on Sunday that the five areas have met the “essential requirements” of environmental protection after “earnest overhaul.”

The areas which was the first batch removed from the list include Bayan Nur in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, Zhoukou city in Henan Province, Weinan city in Shaanxi Province, Xiangfen county in Shanxi Province, and the industrial zone in Wuhu city of Anhui Province….[Full Text]

[Image: Laboratory technicians test water quality of the first sweage treatment plant built in the source of the Hanjiang River, via]

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