59 Cities in China

Excessive emissions a big problem in 59 cities

Date of Release: 
Feb 2 2016

The national environmental authority found severely excessive pollution emissions during inspections of 648 companies in 59 cities in December, and it promised tougher punishment this year under a newly enacted air pollution control law.

In December's monthly inspections targeting companies that discharge air pollutants, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and its inspection teams found that excessive emissions were a big problem in the 59 cities that were inspected, said Zou Shoumin, head of the ministry's Environmental Inspection Bureau, on Monday.

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