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Taizhou's 2018 air quality 10th in China

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The air quality of Taizhou, Zhejiang province, ranked 10th in China last year, according to a report released by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment on Jan 7.

Statistics provided by the city's bureau of ecology and environment showed that the city's comprehensive air quality index was 3.2 last year, down by 5 percent year on year. Its average concentration of PM2.5 was 28 micrograms per cubic meter, decreasing 12.5 percent year on year.

The comprehensive air quality index of its urban areas was 3.43, falling 6 percent year on year. The average concentration of PM2.5 in urban areas was 29 micrograms per cubic meter, down by 12.1 percent year on year.

In order to maintain good environmental and air quality, it is necessary to further lower the concentration of PM2.5 and cut down pollution days to satisfy local people, said officials at the bureau.

To achieve the goal, the city has rolled out a three-year environmental protection plan to curb air pollution in autumns and winters, to tackle pollution caused by diesel-powered trucks, to regulate industrial furnaces, and to harness pollution brought by volatile organic compounds.

Moreover, the city will strengthen law enforcement and regional cooperation to provide stronger support for air protection.


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The air quality of Taizhou, Zhejiang province, ranks 10th in China in 2018. [Photo/taizhou.com.cn]

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A visitor skydives in Taizhou, East China's Zhejiang province. [Photo/taizhou.com.cn]