(From China Daily)
XI'AN: To protect critically needed water from the long-cherished Yellow River from being further polluted, authorities are cracking down on polluters in the river's upper reaches.
The measures, taken to stop waste from draining into the river, will be taken amid a rising outcry over the deteriorating quality of the river's upper portions.
Gansu Province and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region held working conferences last week to improve regulations and other measures, local officials said.
Gansu officials will further reform management systems for sewage and improve standards for urban domestic pollution. It will also …