Factories to Be Shut Down in Preparation for Olympics

China will shut down factories in Beijing and Tianjin 30 days before the Olympics start in an effort to decrease air pollution. Bloomberg reports:

China’s environmental protection agency leads a working group, the Beijing 2008 Olympic Air Quality Supervision Group, set up in November, 2006 to oversee efforts to address pollution before the Olympics. The group said it planned to close and restrict production at some polluting steel and coal-power plants in Beijing, Tianjin and four neighboring provinces.

February 9, 2008 10:29 PM
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