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Ningbo received provincial-level reexamination as Model Environmental Protection Cities of China

From November 29 to 30, a provincial-level pre-assessment group for the Model Environmental Protection Cities of China made a reexamination in Ningbo.

In the two days, the provincial-level pre-assessment group, in four sets, made examinations of the documents concerned and went to Yuyao, Zhenhai, Beilun and Yinzhou, making on-the-spot examinations of the major industrial enterprises and environment facilities including the South Sewage Water Treatment Plant, Ningbo Donghai Storage Battery Co., Ltd. and Ningbo Luyuan Power Plant. In the South Sewage Water Treatment Plant, the experts listened to a report and made careful checkups of the whole procedure of the work of the plant.

Ningbo was entitled as a Model Environmental Protection City of China in 2001 and in 2006 it successfully passed the first reexamination for the honor. It is learned that the reexamination for the Model Environmental Protection Cities of China contains 26 assessment indicators, concerning four categories of the economy and social conditions, environment, environment construction and environment management. Examinations are made of pollutants discharge reduction, environment quality (of water, air and noise), construction of environment infrastructural facilities, and environment capacity and so on.

Since it passed the first reexamination five years ago, Ningbo has further improved the environment infrastructural facilities and raised its capacity for the prevention and control of pollution. Now, in terms of the general environment quality, Ningbo ranks the middle of the 113 key cities for environment protection. The rate of good-air days amounts to 86.6%. The drinking water in cities and rural areas is all from quality water reservoirs and 100% of the drinking water sources is up to the standard. The city has built 24 wastewater treatment plants, with a daily treatment capacity reaching 1.44 million tons. The rate of waste water concentrated treatment in urban areas is above 95%. The city is basically up to the assessment standards for the Model Environmental Protection Cities of China

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