Debate flares as smog lingers
Updated: 2015-12-09 07:16
By ZHENG JINRAN(China Daily)
Alert levels around the area
Beijing: Red alert
Efforts: Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau has dispatched inspection teams to check whether outdoor construction sites have ceased operations. Use of private cars will be limited to alternate days, depending on license plate numbers. Primary and secondary schools are closed.
Tianjin: Orange alert
Efforts: Municipal Environmental Protection Bureau dispatched 10 teams totaling more than 120 inspectors to supervise the implementation of emergency measures at midnight on Monday. Names of violating enterprises will be posted on the bureau website.
Taiyuan: Yellow alert
Efforts: Provincial Environmental Protection Bureau will increase inspections while the alert is active.
Jinan, Zibo, Tai'an, Dezhou, Liaocheng, Heze: Yellow alert Linyi: Blue alert
Efforts: Zibo environmental protection bureau sent out four teams on Monday to check whether factories violated emission standards.
Langfang, Xingtai, Hengshui: Orange alert
Shijiazhuang, Handan, Dingzhou, Xinji: Red alert
Efforts: Langfang: City buses are free for residents while the alert is active.
Langfang and Hengshui: Use of private cars will be limited to alternate days, depending on license plate numbers, although neither city has issued red alert.
Zhengzhou, Kaifeng, Luoyang, Pingdingshan, Anyang, Hebi, Xinxiang, Jiaozuo, Puyang, Xuchang, Sanmenxia, Zhumadian, Jiyuan: Orange alert
Efforts: All 10 heavy industries being inspected on Tuesday in Zhengzhou stopped production following emergency measures. Sweeping of roads must be increased, according to the provincial Environmental Protection Bureau.
Source: The real-time air quality website of China National Environmental Monitoring Center
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