Emis­sion stan­dards to be tight­ened

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA -

The cap­i­tal will adopt the strictest-ever ve­hi­cle emis­sion stan­dard, start­ing from next year, aimed at re­duc­ing emis­sions of par­tic­u­late mat­ter from ve­hi­cles by 10 per­cent. The city will im­ple­ment the “Bei­jing VI” emis­sion stan­dard to cut air pol­lu­tion caused by ve­hi­cles, ac­cord­ing to a news con­fer­ence held by the Bei­jingMu­nic­i­pal En­vi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion Bureau onMon­day. At present, the city uses the “Bei­jing V” emis­sion stan­dard, which is equiv­a­lent to the “Euro­pean V” stan­dard that was adopted in Euro­pean coun­tries in 2009. ac­cord­ing to the lo­cal gov­ern­ment. The ac­ci­dent oc­curred at about 11:30 am when 35 min­ers were work­ing un­der­ground at pri­vately-owned Jin­shangou CoalMine. Two min­ers were res­cued, and at­tempts to res­cue the trapped min­ers are on­go­ing, the dis­trict gov­ern­ment said.

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