onsdag 27. april 2022

China Says Thousands of Companies Risk Contaminating Soil

China’s top environmental authority said that over two-thirds of companies on the government’s pollution watchlist risk contaminating the country’s soil, domestic media Caixin reportedMonday. About 70% of the 15,000 companies were found to be not adequately equipped to prevent toxic chemicals from leaking into the soil or not doing enough to prevent them, Caixin reported, citing the Ministry of Ecology and Environment. The ministry had conducted a national screening of soil pollution risks from industrial sectors last year.

Su Kejing, head of soil ecology at the ministry, said many companies were not fully aware of their environmental duties and local governments are now supervising corrective measures for the companies in question.