Groundwater in the Pearl River Delta contains arsenic

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The picture shows a villager in Yixing City, Jiangsu Province fishing on a heavily polluted river. (MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

China’s Ministry of Water Resources admits that serious pollution is difficult to control

The CCO recently issued the “Regulations on Groundwater Management”, which has aroused the attention of all walks of life on China’s groundwater pollution. Previous official investigations stated that more than 80% of groundwater in mainland China was severely polluted. Experts say that groundwater pollution in the mainland is caused by the wrong policies of the CCP and is a man-made disaster.

On November 22, at a policy briefing held by the CCP New Office, the Ministry of Water Resources and the Ministry of Justice introduced the “Regulations on Groundwater Management” that will be implemented on December 1 this year. CCP’s Ministry of Water Resources admits that ” The procedure for groundwater renewal is slow, and overexploitation, and pollution problems are difficult to treat and deal with.”

Officials disclosed at the meeting that China’s groundwater resources will be 855.35 billion cubic meters in 2020, and the amount of groundwater resources that do not overlap with surface water will be 119.82 billion cubic meters. The authorities have particularly emphasized the serious problem of over-exploitation of groundwater. Currently, 21 provinces, autonomous regions, and municipalities in China have over-exploitation problems, and some areas are still exploiting deep groundwater.

The total area of groundwater over-exploitation area is 280,000 square kilometers, with an average annual over-exploitation of 15.8 billion cubic meters, of which the problem of groundwater over-exploitation in North China is the most serious.

Officials also disclosed that the problem of groundwater pollution is also very prominent. Industrial wastewater discharge, agricultural source pollution, and urban domestic sewage lead to groundwater pollution.

Pollution is the main reason that affects the quality of groundwater.

According to the “Monthly Report on Groundwater Dynamics” issued by CCP Ministry of Water Resources in 2016, more than 80% of the groundwater is threatened by pollution, and some areas are polluted by heavy metals and toxic organics.

Groundwater in Guangdong’s “Pearl River Delta” contains 15 times more arsenic than the standard

Professor John A. Cherry, a well-known Canadian hydrogeologist who has long been studying groundwater problems in the mainland, visited Hong Kong in 2016. In an interview with Dongwang, he bluntly stated that the groundwater in a wide range of rural areas in mainland China has been contaminated, and even up to 80% of the water sources in some rural areas have problems.

As early as 2012, Cherry, together with Hong Kong and mainland experts, went to the Pearl River Delta region to extract groundwater for testing. They found that the local water contained as much as 161 micrograms of arsenic per liter, far exceeding the WHO standard 15 times. If you drink water with a content of more than 50 micrograms of arsenic per liter for a long time, it will affect the cognitive development of children; if you directly pump for irrigation, it will inevitably affect agricultural production and make crops highly toxic.

Experts reveal the source of groundwater pollution

In 2013, Ma Zhong, the dean of the School of Environment at Renmin University of China, led the completion of a survey entitled “Strengthening the supervision of underground pollutant discharge and protecting groundwater.” The investigation revealed that 16 billion tons of industrial wastewater may be secretly discharged underground by enterprises every year.

Regarding groundwater overexploitation and pollution, Dr. Wang Weiluo, a well-known expert in water conservancy and environmental protection ecology, analyzed that the main cause of shallow groundwater pollution was industrial pollution, which was caused by the rapid development of industry at the expense of the environment in order to fill the political achievements of the CCP; After the groundwater was over-extracted, the CCP recharged it with sewage, and further polluting the medium and deep layers of  groundwater.

Wang Weiluo said: “The deep and middle layers of groundwater are mainly caused by sewage recharge. Because the middle and deep groundwater is recharged slowly. If you only mine without supplementing, the ground will collapse when the ground is empty.

There are such kind of so-called scientists in China, they thought that if we recharge groundwater, since there are little surface water clean and unpolluted, hence that the contaminated surface water is used to recharge the groundwater. Water pollution in China is surely man-made,  a man-made disaster. I think the only source of pollution is the CCP regime. “

Commentary: This is one of the prices CCP greedily and purposely made for Chinese to pay for generations while it blackmails the world with “Made in China”.

Source of the article: hk.epochtimes.com

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