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Ministry allocates fund to inspect environmental emergencies

06-13-2011 15:11 BJT

BEIJING, June 13 (Xinhua) -- The Ministry of Finance said Monday that it has allocated 190 million yuan (29.3 million U.S. dollars) to inspect environment emergencies in key regions.

The announcement came in a one-sentence statement on the ministry's website without further elaboration.

China's overall environmental situation remains grave and faces many difficulties and challenges, said Vice Minister of Environmental Protection Li Ganjie on June 3, adding that sudden incidents impacting the environment or pollution accidents are occurring frequently.

In 2010, China witnessed 14 major heavy metal pollution incidents. In the first five months of this year, seven such incidents have occurred.

Editor:Yang Jie |Source: Xinhua

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