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Pollution poses threat to water supply of Beijing

(China Youth Daily)

15:00, April 19, 2012

Photo taken on April 17 shows the floating of the surface of the Jing-Mi water diversion canal.(CFP Photo)

Edited and translated by Liang Jun, People's Daily Online

The 110-kilometer-long Jing-Mi (Beijng-Miyun, Miyun is a county of northeast Beijing) water diversion canal is a large water supply for Beijing.

It is the main source of water for residents, industrial use, rivers and lakes of Beijing. Starting from 1961, the canal transfers 330 million cubic meters of water to downtown Beijing annually and is listed as the Class I water source protection areas.

Read the Chinese version at http://zqb.cyol.com/html/2012-04/18/nw.D110000zgqnb_20120418_6-01.htm

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