China Fights Water Pollution, Bans Paper Mills and Oil Refineries

China Fights Water Pollution, Bans Paper Mills and Oil Refineries

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China will ban water-polluting paper mills, oil refineries, pesticide producers and other industrial plants by the end of 2016, as it moves to tackle severe pollution of the country’s water supply.

The long-awaited plan comes as the central government steps up its “war on pollution” after years of industrial development that have left one-third of China’s major river basins contaminated.

(READ the full story from Reuters)

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