China still struggling with persistent organic pollutants

13:27, May 24, 2011      

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May 23 marks the 10th anniversary of China's signing of the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs). During the past 10 years, the Chinese government has attached great importance to the prevention work of POPs, which achieved great positive results. Nevertheless, China still faces a tough challenge as a major producer of POPs.

POPs are highly refractory, toxic and resilient. They pose a great threat to people's health and the environment. By 2015, according to the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, China will be able to curb the emissions of dioxin from waste incineration, the production of steels and renewable non-ferrous metals, papermaking, cremation and the chemical industry.

China is taking measures to control risks inside POP-polluted areas and to limit the disposal of waste POPs, both of which are regarded as highly challenging. Furthermore, no feasible dioxin control technique has been developed in the sintering, electric arc furnace steelmaking and renewable non-ferrous metals production industries.

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