Pollution Fear Cancels Beijing Power Plant Plan

Plans for a waste incineration plant on the outskirts of Beijing have been shelved following from local residents. From the Shanghai Daily:

The power plant in the outlaying Liulitun area, which was listed as a key infrastructure project in Beijing’s 11th Five-Year Plan (2006-2010), was finally called off after relentless protests from residents over the past several years, Zhao Fengtong, Party chief of Beijing’s Haidian District, said at a recent meeting, The Beijing News reported yesterday.

The district government decided to cancel the plan after a thorough analysis, said Wang Weiping, an expert in garbage processing. Wang also admitted the fierce objections by residents was a major reason the plant will not be built.

“The government thinks it’s not proper to build a waste incineration power plant close to high-end residential complexes,” Wang was quoted as saying in the report.

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