Hunan Province

Central China province to curb pollution in Dongting Lake

Date of Release: 
Mar 7 2016

Hunan Province in central China will reduce pollution at a major lake along the middle reaches of Yangtze River, in the following five years, local authorities said Sunday.

Dongting Lake has been left contaminated following years of industrial and agricultural growth, said Li Liqiang, deputy director of Dongting Lake ecological environment monitoring center.

Chen Xiangqun, vice governor of the province, said that ditches and ponds around the lake will be dredged, and pollution caused by livestock and poultry breading around the lake will also be addressed.

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