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Air, noise pollution rise in HCM City

Update: March, 08/2012 - 08:14

HCM CITY — Air and noise pollution in HCM City is on the rise, according to a report just released by the Environment Protection Department.

Up to 91 per cent of dust samples did not meet standards and noise pollution was above acceptable levels, the report said.

Also, the concentration of dissolved oxygen, biochemical oxygen demand and pH of surface water (the source of drinking water) were at least 50 per cent higher than previous measurements. — VNS

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