16 November 2018

China industrial plants breach emissions caps, Bloomberg says

Steel factories and thermal power plants in eastern China that provide real-time emissions data are found to frequently exceed national standards, Bloomberg News reported Wednesday, citing a study by a Beijing-based non-profit organization. Companies from those industries based in the provinces of Shandong and Hebei were in “serious breach” of discharge standards even during periods of severe air pollution, the Institute of Public & Environmental Affairs (IPE) was quoted as saying in a report. The IPE studied data from industrial facilities in three eastern provinces that have begun releasing real-time information since July as part of a project initiated by China’s environment ministry. 

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