A report released by China’s environmental authority on Friday estimated that a total of 280 million residents in China are using unsafe drinking water. The report, issued by the Ministry of Environmental Protection, was based on a sampling survey of 91,527 permanent residents aged 18 and above in 31 provincial-level regions to evaluate Chinese people’s exposure to environmental risks…Full Article: WantChinaTimes Mar 2014

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  • According to the survey, approximately 110 million Chinese citizens live within 1 km of an industrial plant (e.g. petrochemical, coking or thermal power plants)

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  • From 2005 to 2012, China allocated CNY 179.1 billion or US$29 billion for safe drinking water projects

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