China Assures Solution to Marine Pollution in the Bohai Sea : China : Business Times:
China vowed that they will make the necessary actions to largely reduce the volume of pollutants caused by industries in the Bohai Sea. The water is one of the world's busiest and also one of the most polluted waterway.
The Chinese government is lending extra effort in reversing the damage caused by industrialization to the Bohai Sea.
The sea is along the cost of the industrial provinces of Liaoning, Hebei, and Shandong. Pollutants like sewage, heavy metals, plastic waste, and fertilizer have contaminated the waters.
The Bohai Sea is the location of Major coal, iron ore, and crude oil ports situated in Dalian, Tianjin, Caofeidian, and Qinhuangdao.
In 2011, an oil spill from a well owned by the U.S. firm ConocoPhillips took place in the body of water.
China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment released a policy document promising that they will heighten their effort in ensuring that about 73 percent of Bohai coastal waters are fit for human contact before 2020. The document will also limit the available parts of the coastline for development. It will also restrict land reclamation and place relines to shoreline developments in the area.
The Chinese government plans to establish...