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China Achieves Sulfur Dioxide Emission Reduction Target

6:15 AM MDT | August 30, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

The Chinese government says that China has met two of its major pollution control targets for the period 2006-2010. The emission of sulfur dioxide in China decreased 14.29% in 2010 compared to 2005 levels, and chemical oxygen demand (COD), a measure of water pollution, decreased 12.45% in 2010 compared to 2005 levels, the government says. The Chinese government had set the target of cutting emissions of major pollutants such as sulfur dioxide and COD by 10% from 2006 to 2010. According to the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing), the reduction is...

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