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A Chinese worker collects catfish for disposal in a polluted pond in Haikou, Hainan province, Sept. 10, 2013. Local government acted to kill all catfish at the pond after the water tested below standards, according to local media.

China says over three mln hectares of land too polluted to farm

Government trying to reverse damage done by years of urban and industrial encroachment

Reading Time: 2 minutes About 3.33 million hectares (eight million acres) of China’s farmland is too polluted to grow crops, a government official said Dec. 30, highlighting the risk facing agriculture after three decades of rapid industrial growth. China has been under pressure to improve its urban environment following a spate of pollution scares. But cleaning up rural regions […] Read more