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Pollution highlights the price China
is paying for rapid development

Fox News, by David Piper

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 1/14/2013 1:18:21 PM

Beijing - Beijing has developed into an impressive modern city over the past two decades. But a tourist visiting the Chinese capital over the past four days would have difficulty seeing many of its ancient and modern landmarks because of the horrendous pollution hanging over the city. China´s capital has been notorious for its smog over the past few years, as have most northern Chinese cities. (Snip) The U.S. Embassy in Beijing tweeted over the weekend that its hourly readings were "beyond index." The highest number it got on its data was the equivalent of a massive 886 micrograms per cubic

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WHO [World Health Organization] says 25 micrograms per cubic meter is what is healthy to breath. In China, our Embassy reported 886 micrograms per cubic meter. Don´t fear. China made it illegal for foreign embassies to give out their own readings.

My reason for posting this is that for years, in many movies filmed in China, one can see this pollution in the background. Meanwhile, the eco-terrorist blame the US, because we are oil producers & users. Here in Dallas, air quality is currently 20 and well in the "good zone."

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: southernboy, 1/14/2013 2:18:35 PM     (No. 9116061)

But Georgia Power is going to close four coal fired plants (fifteen generators) in Georgia because it´s too expensive to up-date them to meet the impossible requirements of this EPA.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: OdinsAcolyte, 1/14/2013 2:31:57 PM     (No. 9116084)

While China levels seven mountains for a city...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: StuckInNJ, 1/14/2013 2:53:18 PM     (No. 9116122)

I went to Shanghai twice in 2010. I got very sick (almost hospitalized) both times when I returned home. I´ve told my boss I will never go to China again.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: oh-heck, 1/14/2013 3:07:04 PM     (No. 9116143)

Its not the speed of the development, its the fact that they aren´t even bothering with the most practical pollution counter measures. Pollution is one of those fields where 20% of the cost gets you 80% of the results. Burn low sulfur coal instead of high sulfur coal. Separate some particulate with centrifugal separators and use steam for running plants in co-generation schemes. That´s why it so galling the US is shutting down compliant efficient plants because of the hoax of global warming and the resulting desire to destroy coal.

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