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Henan's Increase of Days with Good or Excellent Air Quality Ranks First in China in 2020

Source:dahe.cn Published:2021-06-03 20:22

Henan's Increase of Days with Good or Excellent Air Quality Ranks First in China in 2020

河南环保成绩单公布 去年优良天数增幅全国第一


On June 2, the Department of Ecology and Environment of Henan Province released the Bulletin on Ecological Environment of Henan Province in 2020, showing that a total of 245 days with good or excellent air quality were monitored in Henan (except Jiyuan Industry-City Integration Demonstration Zone) last year, 52 days more than the same period in 2019, ranking 1st in China in terms of the increase rate.


Henan's increase of days with good or excellent air quality ranks first in China in 2020. [Photo provided to dahe.cn]

According to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China, both the environment and water qualities in Henan were evaluated as "excellent" in 2020 with its prevention and control of soil pollution standing at the forefront. Besides, Henan also completed its 3-year tasks of battling against pollution.



In Henan, haze days decreased sharply in number in 2020 with 45.6 such days on average, 27.7 days less than the figure of the past 7 years and the lowest since 2013.



Rivers in Henan were slightly polluted in 2020, among which both the Huaihe River and the Haihe River were of light pollution, while the water quality of the Yellow River was good and that of the Yangtze River excellent. Besides, the water quality of both the Taocha Canal Headworks of the Danjiangkou Reservoir and the main canal (Henan section) of the South-to-North Water Diversion Project's central route always maintained the standard of China's Environmental Quality Standard for Surface Water (Type II) and above. Meanwhile, the soil environment quality across the province remained stable last year, with the safety utilization rate of both contaminated farmland and construction land reaching 100 percent.



In 2020, groundwater in Henan's urban areas was of fine quality, among which Xuchang was excellent, while Hebi and other 10 cities were good.

全省城市地下水质量较好。其中,许昌市地下水水质级别为优;鹤壁、漯河、南阳、郑州、三门峡、平顶山、周口、焦作、洛阳、驻马店和新乡等11个城市为良好。(中文来源/河南日报 翻译/魏蔚 审校/李文竞)

Editor:Zhao Hanqing