Aug 31, 2016 01:00 PM

Northern China's Groundwater Gets Poor Marks

(Beijing) - Over 80 percent of groundwater sampled in 17 large cities and provinces in northern China last year was rated bad or extremely bad in quality, according to a report released by the country's top legislature on Aug. 30.

That means four-fifths of water pumped out of the ground in the country's north cannot be used for drinking, water conservationists said.

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