posted on Mar, 3 2013 @ 08:57 AM
reply to post by jimmiec
You do have a big point there that china is destroying it's enviroment with pollution.
But to the chinese goverment profit is far more important.
The japanese are kicking up a fuss about the air drifting over as it still above safe
levels even by the time it's got to them.
I'll see if i can find a link. back in a sec
Automobiles, factories, coal-burning power plants and heaters at home using coal are the sources of PM2.5 in China. Japan’s
standard is a daily average of 35 micrograms in one cubic meter of air. The corresponding Chinese standard is 75 micrograms.
According to the Chinese Environment Protection Ministry, during the Chinese New Year holiday from Feb. 9 to 15, a maximum 306 micrograms of PM2.5 was
detected per cubic meter of air in Beijing, 577 micrograms in Tianjin (Tientsin) and 527 micograms in Shijiajuang in Hebei Province.
The ministry also said that early this month up to a quarter of China was covered with thick fog containing toxic substances and that some 600 million
people in 17 provinces, directly controlled cities and autonomous regions were affected. About 70 percent of Chinese cities do not meet the
government’s pollution standard. In January, pediatrics hospitals in Beijing were filled with infants suffering from asthma or
Might not be a good idea to go for a jogging in Beijing as you will cut you life span
by a few years.
And best not to drink any water.
China is promising to invest 4 trillion yuan ($650 billion) - equal to its entire stimulus package during the global financial
crisis - on rural water projects alone during the 2011-2020 period. What's more, at least $200 billion in additional funds has been earmarked for a
variety of cleanup projects nationwide, Reuters has learned after scouring a range of central and local government documents.
That new cash injection will be vital, with rivers and lakes throughout China blighted by algae blooms caused by fertilizer run-off, bubbling chemical
spills and untreated sewage discharges. Judging by Beijing's cleanup record so far, however, the final tally could be many times higher.
Over the five years to 2010, the country spent 700 billion yuan ($112.41 billion) on water infrastructure, but much of its water remains undrinkable.
The environment ministry said 43 percent of the locations it was monitoring in 2011 contained water that was not even fit for human
The water that's so bad it's "not fit for human contact" part is just scary
edit on 3/3/2013 by skuly because: adding links