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Emissions of major pollutants decline in China

12:49 PM MDT | October 28, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

The Chinese government says that the country has recorded a 2–3% decrease in emissions of major pollutants in the first half of 2013. The emission of sulfur dioxide in China decreased 2.48% in the first half of 2013 compared with the first half of 2012, to 10.56 million m.t.; chemical oxygen demand, a measure of water pollution, decreased 2.37% in the first half of 2013, to 11.99 million m.t., the government says. China reports ammonia nitrogen emissions of 1.26 million m.t. and nitrogen oxide emissions of 11.67 million m.t. in the first half of 2013...

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