Beijing pol­lu­tion re­port notes an­nual im­prove­ments

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Con­cen­tra­tions of four ma­jor air pol­lu­tants in Beijing con­tin­ued to de­cline over the last year, while fur­ther ef­forts are needed to re­duce the level of un­healthy par­tic­u­lates known as PM 2.5, an an­nual re­port re­leased by the Beijing mu­nic­i­pal pro­tec­tion bureau said.

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ef­forts to con­trol air pol­lu­tion have re­sulted in some im­prove­ments. About half of the days in 2015 met na­tional air stan­dards, 14 days more than in 2014, the re­port said.

Among the four ma­jor pol­lu­tants, sul­fur diox­ide reg­is­tered the largest de­cline, de­creas­ing by 38 per­cent from the pre­vi­ous year.

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