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70% of Chinese companies fail air pollution checks: Reports

The findings came after two months of inspections across 28 cities

Reuters  |  Beijing 

More than 70 per cent of companies checked by Chinese authorities failed environmental standards during the latest round of air pollution inspections, state media reported on Sunday. The findings came after two months of inspections across 28 cities in the notoriously smoggy Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and other nearby areas, the official Xinhua news agency said. The inspections found 13,785 companies - or 70.6 per cent of those inspected - violated standards, with problems ranging from excessive emissions to insufficient pollution control equipment. The government has ...

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First Published: Sun, June 11 2017. 11:46 IST
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