Chinese farms more polluted than factories

Based on information found in Guardian,  the Chinese government revealed today in its first census on pollution, which has mapped nearly 6 million sources of industrial, residential and agricultural waste.  According to the study, agriculture is responsible for 43.7% of the nation’s chemical oxygen demand (the main measure of organic compounds in water), 67% of phosphorus and 57% of nitrogen discharges.

The survey, which took two years and 570,000 staff to complete, puts China ahead of other developing countries in having a detailed map of who is polluting and where…

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