Environmental science. China gets serious about its pollutant-laden soil.

@article{Larson2014EnvironmentalSC,
  title={Environmental science. China gets serious about its pollutant-laden soil.},
  author={C. Larson},
  journal={Science},
  year={2014},
  volume={343 6178},
  pages={
          1415-6
        }
}
A recent national survey found that 2.5% of China's arable land is too contaminated to grow food safely. The survey's details were so alarming that they were declared a "state secret." Now, the central government appears eager to tackle the problem; China's latest 5-year plan singles out five industries as egregious soil polluters and sets a target to reduce, by 2015, discharges of heavy metals by 15% from 2007 levels. 
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