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Polluted lake in China to be cleaned

China will spend about $14.5 million in a five-year effort to clean up Lake Tai, according to BBC.

“Jiangsu Province plans to effectively control the eutrophication of Lake Tai in five years, and greatly improve the water quality of the lake,? according to a notice made by officials in the Jiangsu Province.

According to the New York Times, Lake Tai is China’s third largest lake.

Officials in the province originally thought that the deteriorated quality of the water in the lake was a natural phenomenon until images of chemical dumping by factories into the lake was broadcast by the media in China, according to the New York Times.

"In another eight to 10 years, the problem of the Lake Tai water pollution will be basically resolved,? the Chinese government said, according to BBC.