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80 Percent of China's Well Water Not Fit for Drinking, Data Show

More than 80 percent of the water from underground wells in China is not safe for drinking or bathing due to severe water pollution, according to new statistics cited in Chinese media Monday. The new data showed that 32.9 percent of the 2,103 wells tested received grade 4 for water quality — meaning only fit for industrial use, according to the National Business Daily. Another 47.3 percent received an even worse grade 5 for water quality. Farms, factories and households across...

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