50% of China’s tap water fails national pollution standards

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China’s water quality continues to deteriorate, with 50% of the tap water in cities across the country not meeting national pollution standards, reports Guangzhou’s 21st Century Business Herald.The Ministry of Environmental Protection has revealed drinking water sources data for 113 large cities, but the data for thousands of other cities have yet to be disclosed, the paper said.”During the last decade, we pushed for the protection of water resources and the control of pollution and the emission of pollutants, but the water quality has not improved much,” said Liu Wenjun, a professor of the School of Environment at Beijing’s Tsinghua University.

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