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Emissions of major pollutants decline in China

12:00 AM MDT | June 5, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

The Chinese government says that China has recorded a decrease in emissions of major pollutants in 2012. The emission of sulfur dioxide in China decreased 4.5% in 2012 compared with 2011 levels, to 21.17 million m.t; and the emission of chemical oxygen demand, a measure of water pollution, decreased 3% in 2012 compared with 2011 levels, to 24.23 million m.t., the government says. China reports ammonia nitrogen emissions of 2.53 million m.t. and nitrogen oxide emissions of 23.37 million m.t. in 2012, a decrease of 2.6% and 2.7%, respectively, compared with 2011...

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