Although China has a long record of dealing with ecological problems, it is currently facing forms of environmental degradation for which it is neither fully equipped nor prepared, thrust upon it by the rapidity of its industrial growth. The air in most cities is polluted by particulates and sulphur dioxide; waste water from industries and cities is dumped untreated into rivers and lakes; solid waste is piled on city boundaries; drinking water is polluted, with shortages exacerbated by industrial overuse of ground water.
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- Wuhan: Policies for the Management and Improvement of a Polluted City
John G. Taylor
- Palgrave Macmillan UK