Combating Soil Pollution
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