Shenzhen One of Five Cities With Worst Acid Rainfall
According to a report released by the provincial environmental protection authority, Shenzhen is one of the five cities that receive the worst acid rain in the Guangdong Province. Records have shown that five out of ten rainfalls in Shenzhen from January to June were classified as acid rain.
Authorities said that the local precipitation had an average pH level of 5.11 in the first six months which is 0.04 percent lower than record during the same period last year. this indicates the rain’s acidity level have dropped, but because of the frequency of acid rainfalls the numbers increased by 1.2 percent in the first six months of this year to 38 percent compared to the first six months of 2011.
Around fifteen cities in Guangdong Province have experienced acid rain from January to June of 2012. Twelve of these cities are polluted by acid rain showers. Reports have also showed that acid rain level were worst in Qing-yuan, Shaoguan, Foshan, Shunde and Shenzhen. The Shenzhen environment commission said that the city needs more measures to promote cleaner energy production that will help cut emissions of nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide that contributes to acid rain.
Authorities is also informing residents that the acidity of Shenzhen rain is not enough to pollute the city’s drinking water.