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Posted on 01/15/2013 6:48:07 AM PST by blam
China's Smog Is So Bad No One Noticed A Factory Was On Fire
January 15, 2013
China's smog problem is reaching historically high levels, with air quality in parts of the country now 40 times higher than standards set by the WHO.
There's also serious visibility problems and these can have real ramifications.
State news agency Xinhua reported Monday that a fire in a 1,000 square foot factory in Chinas Zhejiang province went unnoticed for 3 hours as locals couldn't tell the difference between the smoke and the smog blanketing the area. By the time anyone noticed, the fire was out of control.
When firefighters finally arrived, it took them 10 hours to finally put out the blaze.
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Oh come on give them a break, and all their weapons are defensive too. Ask Jackie Chan. Dictatorships are the best.
1,000 sq ft? That's my tiny.
Obama’s always praising the Chinese system, I guess this is just a communist form of providing free smoking to everyone.
And 10 hours to put out? What were the firefighters using, Solo cups?
Historically, communist nations have been the worst polluters on the planet.
Looks like Pittsburgh in the 1930’s.
so er, why does EPA Gives Money to China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection... for this?
This is what happens when restrictive EPA rules chase manufacturing out of our country.
Our country polluted a bit, but not near as badly as China.
So what we did was make our restrictions so tight that companies moved to places that do not restrict at all.
But the EPA knows that the air we breathe stays right above us , it doesn’t go all around the world. So China’s smog does not affect the USA, or the rest of the world./
Yes folks that is Sarcasm.
The truth is that by over restricting the pollution in the United States we simply are making matters worse for the world, by letting countries like China pollute much worse than we ever did.
We all breathe the same air, we all share in the pollution of the world when over restrict in this country we merely make matters woprse.
they make miniature pandas
Thank you for making the case about why environmental regulations are needed . . . because most companies won’t do it on their own.
Our environmental regulations have exported our pollution.
Better now? I thought so.
Talk about missing the point in spades.
Pretty sure greedy corporations wanting to earn more profit by cutting environmental corners exported their pollution.
But I give you +7 for finding a way to blame the US government for China's pollution problem.
And what was the point?
Have you stopped using all of the products that are made in China and outside the USA where the company would be in violation of current EPA regulations?
Why not? Put your money where your mouth is. Or do you have clever way to rationalize it?
Yeah, that doesn’t even address any point brought up, but thanks anwyway!
All that smog and China is importing contaminated food to the United States and the United States is exporting healthy food to them.
You are responsible for the pollution, unless you live in a solar heated cave. (That still wouldn’t absolve you.) Yet you like to whine about evil companies polluting the environment.
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