China Offers Plan to Clean Up Its Polluted Lakes – Keith Bradsher

Following a debilitating algae bloom on Lake Tai in Wuxi last year, Chinese authorities have vowed to clean up their act. From the Times:

23China-600The State Council, China’s cabinet, ordered strict regulation of the release of wastewater, the closing of heavily polluting factories near lakes, the improvement of sewage treatment facilities and strict limits on , according to the official Xinhua news agency.

The council also banned the use of with highly toxic residue near large lakes as well as detergents containing phosphorus. [Full text]

[Image of via the New York Times]

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