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State Oceanic Administration: Half of Ocean Waste Water Discharge Outlets Exceed Pollution Level

According to the State Oceanic Administration, the latest statistics show that, out of 156 ocean waste water discharge outlets in China, 78 of them, or 50 percent exceed the allowable level of pollution, especially in phosphorus, suspended solid waste, and the chemical oxygen demand level. In addition, seawater encroachment and soil salinization both worsened compared with 2012.

Source: Xinhua, January 10, 2014