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Chinese officials find 21 companies violating pollution norms

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Chinese inspectors have found problems relating to air quality in 21 companies and construction sites in two days, authorities said today.

The air quality inspection teams were sent to check more than 2,100 monitoring spots in 28 cities in the Beijing- Tianjin-region and neighbouring areas, including Shanxi, and provinces, according to the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP).

On Friday and yesterday, six companies in province, four in and one in failed to implement requirements to suspend or limit production under orange alerts for heavy air pollution, state-run agency reported.

Eight construction sites failed to stop the work and two companies were found to have emission levels higher than allowed.

has defined control as one of the "three tough battles" for the next three years, according to the central economic work conference.

has a four-tier colour-coded warning system for severe weather, with red being the most serious, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 14:35 IST