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Illegal Dumping of Toxic Wastes in Jiangsu

Illegal toxic waste dumping is a serious problem aroused long time ago in China.
In Jiangsu, six companies were found guilty of dumping 25,000 tonnes of toxic
wastes into rivers in Taizhou in 2014. This is an important issue because this
illegal activity polluted the local river in Taizhou and worsen the water pollution
problem in China.
Water pollution is one of the main concerns in China. This is due to the fact that
water pollution may cause water shortage in China in the long run. In 2014,
environmental ministry in Beijing stated that one third of the China surface water
have been rated unfit for human consumption (Winsor, 2015). This further shows
that water scarcity is likely to happen in China due to the massive water
pollutions.
Also, study has shown that there are some Chinese who consume unsafe water
from the river daily which is harmful to their health. This is because the
proportion of piped water in China only reached 71% in 2012 (Drinking Water and
Sanitation, n.d.). This means that some rural regions in China may not have
clean water supply. Ultimately, the health of the locals were threaten. This is
further support by the study showing that 190 million of Chinese who consumed
contaminated water were sick and above 30000 children dies from water
pollution resulted diseases annually (The Lesson of Harbin, 2008).
It can be seen that illegal dumping of toxic wastes would result many
disadvantages to China. Therefore, it is crucial for China government to control
this illegal activity and its impacts.
Law of the Peoples Republic of China on Prevention and Control of Water
Pollution had been enforced in 2008 to control water pollution. One of the
purposes of this law is to control the disposal of pollutants to river. Also,
unlimited fine will be imposed to enterprise who causes serious water pollution.
However, the law was failed to implement efficiently in China which may due to
the insufficient number of authorities to inspect all factories in each region and
lack of statistics regarding to the toxic waste problem. Thus, more inspectors are
needed to be assigned to each region in China for effective regular inspection in
every factory so as to ensure every factory is complying the law in the
management of its wastes as well as tackle the illegal toxic waste dumping
activity.
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The ongoing construction for 334 centralised disposal facilities for hazardous
wastes in China in 2012 is a plan to reduce pollution resulted by hazardous
wastes. At the same time, toxic wastes could be collected in the
preservation zones in order to protect water resources. Moreover, it is
encouraged to carry out purification of polluted river so as to reduce the impact
of water pollution resulting from the illegal waste dumping activity as well as
maintain water sustainability.
Illegal toxic waste dumping is a serious problem aroused long time ago in China. In Jiangsu, six
companies were found guilty of dumping 25,000 tonnes of toxic wastes into rivers in Taizhou in 2014.
This is an important issue because this illegal activity polluted the local river in Taizhou and worsen
the water pollution problem in China.
Water pollution is one of the main concerns in China. This is due to the fact that water pollution may
impact water shortage in China in the long run. In 2014, environmental ministry in Beijing stated that
one third of the China surface water have been rated unfit for human consumption (Winsor, 2015).
This further shows that water scarcity is likely to happen in China due to the massive water pollution.
Also, there are around 300 millions people in China consume contaminated water daily which is
harmful to their health. This is because some rural regions in China do not have clean water supply.
Ultimately, the health of the locals are threatened. This is further support by the study showing that
190 million of Chinese who consumed contaminated water were sicked and above 30000 children
dies from water pollution resulted diseases annually (The Lesson of Harbin, 2008).
This issue will also affect fish population. When toxic wastes being discharged to river, the water
content in river will change and may no longer suitable for the living of fish. As a result, fish kills may
happen in the river.
It can be seen that illegal dumping of toxic
wastes would result many disadvantages to China. Therefore, it is crucial for China government to
control this illegal activity and its impacts.
Law of the Peoples Republic of China on

Prevention and Control of Water Pollution had been enforced in 2008 to control water pollution. One
of the purposes of this law is to control the disposal of pollutants to river. Also, unlimited fine will be
imposed to enterprise who causes serious water pollution.
However, the law was failed to implement efficiently in China which may due to the insufficient number
of authorities to inspect all factories in each region. Thus, more inspectors are needed to be assigned
to each region in China for effective regular inspection in every factory so as to ensure every factory is
complying the law in the management of its wastes as well as preventing the illegal toxic waste
dumping activity.

Illegal toxic waste dumping is a serious problem in China since the Chromium pollution incident
occurred in 2011. In Jiangsu, six companies were found guilty of dumping 25,000 tonnes of toxic
wastes into rivers in Taizhou in 2014. This is an important issue because this illegal activity polluted
the local river in Taizhou and worsen the water pollution problem in China.
Water pollution is one of the main concerns in China because water pollution may impact water
shortage in China in the long run. In 2014, Beijing environmental ministry stated that one-third of the
China surface water has been rated unfit for human consumption (Winsor, 2015). This further shows
that water scarcity is likely to happen in China due to the massive water pollution.
Also, there are around 300 million people in China consume contaminated water daily (The Lesson of
Harbin, 2008).. This is because some rural regions in China do not have clean water supply.
Ultimately, the health of the locals are threatened. This is further support by the study indicating that
190 million of Chinese who consumed contaminated water were sicked and above 30000 children die
from the diseases caused by water pollution annually (The Lesson of Harbin, 2008).
Moreover, this issue will also affect aquatic life. When toxic wastes being discharged into a river, the
water being contaminated by toxic wastes may be poisonous to the fish population. As a result,
localized die off of fish population may occur.

It can be seen that illegal dumping of toxic


wastes would result in many disadvantages to China. Therefore, it is crucial for China government to
control this illegal activity and its impacts.
Law of the Peoples Republic of China on
Prevention and Control of Water Pollution had been enforced in 2008. One of the purposes of this law
is to control the disposal of pollutants to the river. Also, fine will be imposed to enterprise based on the
severity of water pollution caused.
However, the law was failed to implement efficiently in China which may due to the insufficient number
of authorities to inspect all factories in each region. Thus, more inspectors are needed to be hired and
assigned to each region in China for effective regular inspection in every factory so as to ensure every
factory is complying the law in the management of its wastes as well as preventing the illegal toxic
waste dumping activity.