Tuesday, July 29, 2008

NYT: Beijing Still Belching Toxic Soup For Athletes to Inhale

BEIJING — Less than two weeks before the Olympics, Beijing’s skies are so murky and polluted that the authorities are considering emergency measures during the Games beyond the traffic restrictions and factory shutdowns that, so far, have failed to clear the air, state media reported on Monday.
clipped from www.nytimes.com

Beijing Weighs Added Pollution Plans for Olympics

For the past five days, Beijing has been a soupy cauldron of humid, gray skies. Local pollution ratings have exceeded the national standard for acceptable air since last Thursday, despite a temporary air pollution control plan that began on July 20.

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