Companies in Guangdong dumped twelve billion tons of untreated wastewater in 2008. According to the Nanfang Metropolitan Daily, 9.1 billion tons, or 75.8% of the total wastewater spilled into rivers. The above information was based on the recently released “2008 Guangdong Province Water Resources Public Report” published by the Bureau of Water Resources of Guangdong Province. Guangzhou City was ranked first regarding wastewater discharged into the surrounding areas and rivers. The four worst polluters in Guangdong Province, besides Guangdong were companies in Dongguan, Shenzhen, and Foshan.
Source: Nanfang Metropolitan Daily, August 12, 2009