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Beijing’s Pollution Rises in 4-Day Test Of Restricted Driving

Posted by Author on August 21, 2007

By Maureen Fan, Washington Post Foreign Service, Tuesday, August 21, 2007-

BEIJING, Aug. 20 — Despite a move by authorities to slash the number of motorists in Beijing by more than a million during a pre-Olympics pollution test, the city’s skies remained a hazy white Monday evening and pollution levels showed a slight increase over the four-day trial period, Beijing’s Environmental Protection Bureau said.

A top Chinese environmental official attributed the increase to humid weather and said pollution levels had been higher just before the test began.

Pollution remains a challenge for organizers of next summer’s Olympic Games. Authorities fear Beijing’s smoggy skies could threaten athletes’ health and have said events might be postponed as a result. The problem reflects the difficulties China faces as it struggles to meet environmental goals without curbing economic growth…… ( more details from Washington Post’s report)

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