The water quality of Baiyangdian Lake in Xiongan New Area in north China’s Hebei Province has been significantly im

proved in 2018, according to the ecology and environment bureau of the new area on Sunday.

The concentration of the major pollutants total phosphorus and ammon

ia nitrogen in Baiyangdian Lake saw a year-on-year decrease of 35.16 percent and 45.45 percent respectively last year.

To protect the environment of Baiyangdian Lake, Xiongan New Area started to deal

with a sewage reservoir that is only 2.5 km away from the lake and posed a threat to the water quality in 2018.

A total of 126,000 tonnes of solid waste and 8,600 tonnes of suspect

ed hazardous waste containing arsenic and lead have been disposed of.

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