12,000 pol­luters to sus­pend pro­duc­tion

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS IN REVIEW -

More than 12,200 coal-fired boil­ers and fac­to­ries in pol­lut­ing in­dus­tries will sus­pend or limit pro­duc­tion for eight days start­ing Aug 28 to get good air qual­ity for Bei­jing’s Sept 3 mil­i­tary pa­rade.

The re­stric­tions will cover Bei­jing and six sur­round­ing ar­eas. The cap­i­tal also will re­strict the use of ve­hi­cles whose li­cense plates end with odd or even num­bers on al­ter­nate days to clean the air for the pa­rade mark­ing the 70th an­niver­sary of China’s vic­tory in the War of Re­sis­tance against Ja­panese Ag­gres­sion (1937-1945).

If the planned con­trols are fully im­ple­ment, Bei­jing will see the con­cen­tra­tion of PM2.5 — par­tic­u­lar mat­ter with a di­am­e­ter smaller than 2.5 mi­crons — re­duced by 25 to 39 per­cent, ac­cord­ing to one en­vi­ron­men­tal ex­pert.

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