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†China detains 11 for dumping garbage in Yangtze river

Source: The Times of India, Date: December , 2016

Shanghai, Dec 26, 2016 : China has detained 11 people for dumping more than 2,900 tonnes of garbage into the Yangtze river in Jiangsu province, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Sunday.The garbage was dumped earlier this month after two firms entrusted to dispose of household garbage subcontracted the work to third parties, Xinhua said. China has been cracking down on pollution in a bid to reverse the damage done to its water, soil and air in many regions, but officials have acknowledged that oversight and enforcement remain inadequate. With most of its cities encircled by landfill, rapidly urbanising China is also struggling to deal with growing amounts of waste.

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