Environmental Accidents and Risk Reduction in China

Authored by: Yu Fang , Cao Guozhi , Jia Qian , Zhu Wenying , Yang Weishan

Routledge Handbook of Environmental Policy in China

Print publication date:  April  2017
Online publication date:  April  2017

Print ISBN: 9781138831117
eBook ISBN: 9781315736761
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315736761.ch13

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Abstract

During the last decade, in the process of rapid industrialization, China has suffered a series of environmental emergencies that have resulted in damage to the ecosystem, human health, and property. According to the statistical data pertaining to the period between 2001 and 2010, a total of 11,069 accidents occurred which led to environmental pollution and damage resulting in an annual loss of RMB 100 million (ZHTN 2001–2010). Table 13.1 and Figure 13.1 show the total number of environmental emergency accidents and the associated trends observed between 2010 and 2014.

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