Bohai Sea is the worst polluted area in China. In 2006 alone,
1.58 billion tons of toxic waste were dumped into it.
In the last five years, Bohai has always been the dirtiest sea
in China, for 26 percent to 41 percent of its sea areas could not
meet the required environmental standards. More than 81 percent of
all the sewages around its shores has been dumped in to the sea.
Last year, 11 red tides hit Bohai Sea.
Experts call for central government's attention to the pollution
in the Bohai Sea. It can be estimated that eco-environmental hazard
in the Bohai Sea will be one of the most difficult challenges to
provinces and municipalities around it.
(Xinhua News Agency January 31, 2007)