more than one thousand heavy metals polluting enterprises are shut in the past two years in China (part 1)
Information Office of the State Council of China held a press conference on the morning of the March 2nd, 2012. Vice minister of Ministry of Environmental Protection, Wu Xiaoqing, introduced something, such as the air quality standards.
The vice minister of Ministry of Environmental Protection, Wu Xiaoqing pointed out that in recent years, more than one thousand enterprises which cause heavy metal pollution are closed in China.
He said that the heavy metal pollution incidents in China in recent years occurred in succession. These are serious threats to the people's physical and mental health. These pollution incidents also affect the social stability.
Thus China feel serious on this issue, and released a series of policy measures in order to the comprehensive improvement of heavy metal pollution. Ministry of environmental protection has continuous carried out special actions to focus on environmental protection, cracking down on metal illegal enterprise for three years.
In 2011 the central government of China inspected more than 10,000 enterprises. And the local governments of China has carried out with a large number of effective measurements too. Prevention and control on heavy metal pollution is moving forward in China. Good news is that heavy metals in industrial structure is gradually optimized. (to be continued)