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Pollution Prevention in Lake Tai

2010, Master of Arts, Ohio State University, East Asian Languages and Literatures.
The water pollution in Lake Tai is one of China’s most serious environmental problems. The pollution in the lake can be divided into two types: agricultural (non-point source) pollution and industrial (point-source) pollution. The federal, provincial and local governments have instituted a large amount of laws, regulations, and other measures, hoping successfully deal with the pollution by levying fees on polluters and/or closing factories that emit pollutants. However, up until this point the water quality in Lake Tai has not shown any signs of improvement. In fact, the water quality has grown worse as the “3 long corners area’s” economy continues its rapid development. In light of the fact that the current pollution fee collection system has failed to produce results, this paper argues that the best way to combat pollution in Lake Tai is to institute a pollution trading credit system and increase the environmental awareness of the local populace, while at the same time fixing loopholes in existing environmental law and more strictly enforcing the regulations already in place. Raising the environmental consciousness of the populace will combat agricultural pollution, while instituting a system of water pollution credit trading will be effective against industrial pollution.
Galal Walker, PhD (Advisor)
Jianqi Wang (Committee Member)
Feiqian Zong (Committee Member)
Jian Xiaobin (Committee Member)
35 p.

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