CHINESE GOVERNMENT IN URGENT AIR POLLUTION CLEAN UP, AHEAD OF OLYMPICS

BY DOMINIQUE PATTON

CHINESE government authorities are taking extreme measures to reduce the city's infamous air pollution ahead of the summer Olympic Games.
A World Bank report in 2004 ranked Beijing the 13th most polluted city in the world, with an average air quality reading of 89 PM10, well above the guideline level of 50 PM10 (micrograms of inhalable particulate matter per cubic metre). With the games then looming, the Chinese government has since worked hard to cleanse its capital city's air in time for the arrival of athletes and ...


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