Cleanup of water violations 92% done
Almost 92 percent of the environmental violations uncovered this year during inspections of the lakes and waterways that supply China’s drinking water have been addressed, the Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in a news release over the weekend.
However, the problems that remain unsolved will be “hard nuts to crack”, it added.
Officials discovered 6,251 violations during two rounds of inspections involving 1,586 bodies of water in May and September. The targeted locations provide drinking water supplies to cities in the Yangtze River Economic Belt and many more around China.
As of Wednesday, 5,745 violations had been corrected, the ministry said on Saturday.