Com­bat­ing Soil Pol­lu­tion

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Three years af­ter China de­clared war on pol­lu­tion, law­mak­ers are re­view­ing a draft Law on Soil Pol­lu­tion Preven­tion and Con­trol. The draft prom­ises funds and a na­tion­wide soil con­di­tion cen­sus once ev­ery 10 years.

Ac­cord­ing to the draft, all en­ti­ties and in­di­vid­u­als have an obli­ga­tion to pre­vent soil pol­lu­tion, and will be held ac­count­able for dam­age caused. There will be na­tional stan­dards for soil pol­lu­tion risk con­trol.

A network of mon­i­tor­ing sta­tions will be es­tab­lished with data and other in­for­ma­tion col­lected and shared among en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion, agri­cul­ture, hous­ing, forestry, health, and land re­source au­thor­i­ties. Soil con­di­tion in­for­ma­tion will be pub­lished by en­vi­ron­men­tal pro­tec­tion au­thor­i­ties, which must sub­mit pol­lu­tion

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