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China Dispatches Pollution Inspectors Amid Bad Air

By James Gerken

BEIJING (AP) — China’s environment ministry said Sunday that it had sent inspectors to Beijing and other areas of the country to inspect polluting industries and check construction sites amid a spell of severe air pollution.

Twelve teams will inspect factories, including those producing steel, coal, glass and cement, in Beijing, nearby Tianjin city and neighboring Hebei province, as well as their surrounding areas, the ministry said. The teams will review the local governments’ responses to the bad air over the past few days, it said, adding that any violations found would be publicized. The government is eager to bring about …read more

Source: Huffington Post Green