China's pollution costs 3% of GDP

Kovac, Matt
September 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;9/18/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 35, p13
Trade Publication
The article reveals the findings of a report by the Chinese State Environmental Protection Agency regarding pollution costs in the country. Pollution costs the country $64 billion which accounts for 3% of the nation's gross domestic product. The report also highlighted the huge investment required to clean up China's ravaged natural resources as a result of industry expansion.


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