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Dioxide sulfur discharge in 2005 hits 25.49 mln tons
Last Updated(Beijing Time):2006-08-03 12:39
China discharged 25.49 million tons of sulfur dioxide in 2005, atop the world's list, said the country's national environmental watchdog Thursday at a press conference.

The amount is 27 percent over that in 2000, said the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), pinning 21.684 million tons as industrial discharge and 3.89 million as living discharge.

SEPA quoted a researcher as saying that each ton of the discharge may cause 20,000 yuan (about 2,500 U.S. dollars) of economic losses.

Calculating on that basis, China may have suffered a total of 509.8 billion yuan (63.625 billion U.S. dollars) the whole year of 2005.

The watchdog said China's coal consumption increased more than 800 million tons in the 2001-2005 period, among which 500 million were wolfed by the power industry.

Source:Xinhuanet 
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