more than one thousand heavy metals polluting enterprises are shut in the past two years in China (part 2)
Continued from the article: more than one thousand heavy metals polluting enterprises are shut in the past two years in China (part 1)
Wu Xiaoqing said that different kind of heavy metal contamination also has its own characteristics. The biggest problem of pollution of heavy metal is that this pollution will be accumulated over a long form. Thus to solve the heavy metal pollution problems will also need a long term.
Next, Ministry of Environmental Protection will continue to strictly implement the tasks, which are announced last yeat by the State Council in the policy: the Twelfth Five-Year Plan on prevention from heavy metal pollution. This year (2012), Ministry of Environmental Protection, with other eight country ministries and commissions, will carry out dedicated actions to prevention of heavy metal pollution. These country ministries and commissions will continue risk inspection in all areas, and strictly execute these measures and policies annouced before.
If any enterprises fail to meet requirements of environmental protection on heavy metal, the production will be suspended for rectification, even the enterprises will be totally closed.
And if any heavy metal pollution incident happens, the related local government will shuffer the administrative punishment, such as regional restrictions, interviews and responsibility investigation.
All these policies and meansurements are expected to cease the serious trend of heavy metal pollution incidents. And in fact, China will spend 75 billion yuan ($11.15 billion) to curb heavy metal pollution in five years from 2011.