China to close down Taihu Lake polluters

China's environment watchdog said on Tuesday that it will shut down all factories discharging pollutants into Taihu Lake, which was hit by an algae bloom that cut off water supplies for around two million people in Jiangsu province.
The incident in the east China lake was caused by a combination of natural factors and severe manmade pollution, said Zhang Lijun, deputy director of China’s State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA).
Workers have now collected 6,000 tonnes of algae from the lake, according to an environmental protection official in the city of Wuxi.
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