China Targets 750 Firms in War on Pollution – Reuters

Mr Pan Yue, deputy minister of SEPA who started the Green Storm, now moves his knife to more Chinese firms creating pollution. From Reuters, via The Straits Times:

CHINA’S environmental watchdog has shut down or suspended 649 firms and given dozens of others a deadline to clean up their act, state media said amid growing concern about pollution ahead of the 2008 Olympics.

The State Environmental Protection Administration(SEPA) launched a two-month campaign in July to clean up the country’s rivers and recovered 725 million yuan (S$146 million) in fines for polluting…

An inspection of 1,162 firms along the Yangtze, Yellow, Huaihe and Haihe rivers found outdated technologies, which resulted in heavy levels of pollution.[Full Text]

Photo of Pan Yue

September 5, 2007 11:38 PM
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