The National Oceanic Administration recently conducted inspections of 137 ocean sewage outlets. The inspection revealed that 86 or 62.8 percent of them had pollution levels that exceeded the ocean sewage standard. The concentrations of inorganic nitrogen, activated phosphate, and petroleum were higher than the standard. Tianjin ranked the highest with 85.7 percent of the total outlets failing the inspection; the next was Shandong Province at 73.6 percent. The percentages for Fujian, Liaoning, and Hebei were 60.9 percent, 50 percent and 40 percent respectively.
Source: Guangming Daily, August 4, 2013