China Reports Pollution Progress, Experts Say Smog Still Seriously Dangerous

06/14/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Keith Bradsher New York Times

HONG KONG -- After rising steeply for many years, emissions of three important pollutants began to decline last year, China's Ministry of Environmental Protection announced Thursday as part of an annual report.

Total levels of pollution in China's lakes, rivers and coastal waters still rose, however, as more pollutants continued to flow into them, the ministry said. And the air in many Chinese cities remained severely polluted.

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