Wednesday, October 14, 2015   

Beijing ranked worst for smog in February
(03-18 12:18)

Air pollution in Beijing and neighboring Tianjin and Hebei was heavier than in other parts of the country in February, the environmental watchdog said. (Pictured, smog chokes Beijing on February 21)
In the 13 monitored cities, an average of 68.5 percent of the days in February failed to meet the standards set by the Ministry of Environmental Protection.
The 74 major cities monitored nationwide had on average nearly 40 percent of the days in February failing to meet ministry standards, according to the report.
The 10 cities with the most serious problem last month were Xingtai, Shijiazhuang, Baoding, Tangshan, Handan, Xi'an, Langfang, Hengshui, Jinan and Beijing – seven of which are located in north China's Hebei Province.
The ministry said that PM2.5 – airborne particles measuring less than 2.5 microns in diameter – was the major pollutant on nearly 92 percent of the polluted days.
East China's Yangtze River Delta and South China's Pearl River Delta had more clear days than other parts of the country, with 68.6 percent and 91.6 percent meeting the standard respectively in February.--Xinhua

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