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Shěnyáng zāoyù lìshǐ zuì yánzhòng wùmái wūrǎn

editor  15-11-11 16:42

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Shěnyáng zāoyù lìshǐ zuì yánzhòng wùmái wūrǎn
On Sunday pollution readings were about 50 times higher than that considered safe by the World Health Organization. State media have blamed the local government for the thick smog.
Pollution is a perennial problem in China's northeast, home to heavy industries including coal mining. In some parts of Shenyang, Sunday's readings of tiny particulate which can get into the lungs, known as PM 2.5, exceeded 1,400 mg per cubic meter, according to state media People's Daily. The WHO recommends a maximum 24-hour average of 25 mg per cubic meter.
The deterioration in air quality came as the city's coal-powered heating system fired up for the winter. Local media reported delays in the enacting of emergency measures, such as warnings to the public and issuance of stop-work orders to work sites.
A Global Times editorial blamed local officials for inexperience in tackling pollution and "inconsistent channels of communication". It also blamed "unreasonable modes of energy consumption and [the] industrial structure". But it also called for public understanding saying that in general, local governments "are still on a learning curve".
      在微博平台上,随着污染的持续,沈阳居民不断发出自己带着口罩处于一片雾霾之中的照片,并将标签定为#沈阳雾霾#。“我不能这样生活下去,#沈阳雾霾# 如果一直持续下去,每个人都很有可能得癌症。”一位微博用户在周二抱怨到。很多微博用户分享了建筑物消失在雾霾中的,霓虹灯“漂浮”在空中的可怕的图片。
On the microblogging platform Weibo, Shenyang residents have continued to post pictures of themselves wearing masks and of the city plunged in a hazy gloom, using the hashtag #Shenyang Haze#, as the pollution persisted. "I can't go on living like this, #Shenyang Haze#, if this goes on any longer everyone will probably get cancer," complained a user on Tuesday. Multiple Weibo users shared ghostly images of neon signs "floating" in the air as buildings were rendered nearly invisible by the smog.
Earlier this year China's environment ministry announced that only eight out of the country's 74 biggest cities had passed the government's basic air quality standards in 2014. Most of the cities found to have the worst air were in the northeast of the country. China is attempting to cut pollution but still relies heavily on coal for its energy and industrial needs.
永恒的(yǒnɡhénɡ de)perennial
社论(shèlùn) editorial
标签 (biāoqiān) hashtag
雾霾 (wùmái)haze
霓虹灯 (níhónɡdēnɡ)neon light


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