China News Service Shijiazhuang, July 15 (Reporter Li Qian) According to the Hebei Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment, on the 15th, the average concentration of PM2.5 in the province in the first half of 2020 was 49 micrograms per cubic meter, a year-on-year decrease of 15.5% to 2013 The lowest value in the same period in history since the monitoring record was recorded in 2013. In addition, the average air quality index of Hebei Province in the first half of the year was 5.31, a year-on-year decrease of 14.5%.

  Since the beginning of this year, Hebei Province has coordinated the fight against the new crown pneumonia epidemic prevention and control battle and won the blue sky defense battle. Quality continues to improve.

  According to reports, the average concentration of six major pollutants in the atmosphere of Hebei Province all declined year-on-year in the first half of the year. The monitoring data shows that in the first half of the year, the province's average PM10 concentration decreased by 19.8% year-on-year; the sulfur dioxide average concentration decreased by 27.8% year-on-year; and the nitrogen dioxide average concentration decreased by 15.8% year-on-year.

  In addition, the average ozone concentration fell for the first time in the same period since 2015. In the summer, the proportion of days with ozone as the main pollutant is outstanding. Since May, Hebei has launched a five-month campaign to prevent and control ozone pollution, comprehensively rectify key industries, mobile sources, and daily sources, promote coordinated emission reduction of volatile organic compounds and nitrogen oxides, and improve air quality.

  Next, the Hebei Provincial Department of Ecology and Environment will pay close attention to the key periods, areas and areas of ozone pollution prevention and control in summer, strengthen the removal of production capacity and relocation of cities, the remediation of loose coal and clean replacement, pollution prevention and control of heavy diesel vehicles, and the deep reduction of key pollutants. Emissions, accelerate the progress of key governance projects, form an effective emission reduction space as early as possible, and ensure continuous improvement of air quality. (Finish)