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China Faces Up to Pollution Threat

11:09 AM MDT | July 25, 2007 | Deepti Ramesh

The Chinese government appears to be taking decisive action over China’s high pollution levels and the huge threat posed to public health and the economy. The government carried out environmental checks on more than 220,000 industrial companies in the first half of 2007, and punished more than 8,000 of them, including 170 people, for excessive discharge of pollutants and other illegal practices. Chinese authorities suspended activity last week at four firms and five industrial parks for defying pollution limits. Three of the firms are located in...

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