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Guangzhou vows to stop dumping of human waste into Luhu Lake

Published on Aug 5, 2012 4:36 PM

CHINA (CHINA DAILY/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - The administrative committee of Luhu Lake and urban management authority have promised to take effective measures to stop the illegal dumping of human waste into the lake, a scenic area in downtown Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong province.

In addition to boosting patrols, authorities have installed more than 70 cameras along the lake, an official from the Luhu Lake administrative committee said. "The cameras, which cover the entire lake area, will soon be put into operation," said the official surnamed Liu.

Anyone caught red-handed dumping animal or human waste in the lake will be punished to the fullest extent of the law, including heavy fines, he said. An official from the urban management bureau of Guangzhou's Yuexiu district said the bureau will work with authorities at local scenic spots to prevent the behavior in the coming months.

Substantial amounts of faeces were found to have been poured into the lake since mid-July. According to Mr Liu, workers from his committee were still busy cleaning the waste from the lake on Wednesday. He said the cleanup will be completed before Monday.

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