Responsibility for air and drinking water quality lies with the government of Shanghai, not of Pudong. However, soil contamination is the responsibility of the Pudong environment department. As more and more factories are being moved from Pudong to areas outside the city, the old factory sites need to be cleaned before it can be redeveloped for residential purposes. Pudong has shown interest to initiate a collaboration with Dutch soil remediation experts.
Zuid-Holland has informed the Dutch soil remediation consortium PIB (Partners in International Business) about the interests of Pudong. Talks have been initiated.