Emission standards to be tightened
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.