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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.
“Thank you for making the case about why environmental regulations are needed . . . because most companies wont do it on their own.”
The EPA did overreact and did forced companies to send manufacturing offshore.
The last place I worked, was harassed by the EPA/DEC (NY) because our outfall water contained less copper than the incoming water supply from the town. They being government nazis could not comprehend that we were so efficient so we must have been cheating. They forced test after test until finally they insisted on a firm from Canada to do the testing and finally gave up.
The same JBTs also ASKED us to buy fuel oil from a company they suspected of selling contaminated fuel oil. ONLY because of their request did we buy a shipment of fuel oil and 6 months after they tested the oil and NEVER got back to us we had to start burning it. Well all of a sudden they found a way to get even for the Copper problem (above) and fined us for burning contaminated oil that they asked us to buy.
There is a reason the EPA is buying ammo because they will be one of the first scum to be targeted when this all collapses.
I don’t think the problem is with the cars. It’s all the coal belching power plants.
if only they signed Kyoto agreement...Bush’s fault! /sarc
Yup. Look for high levels of methylmercury to start turning up in all the food sources...especially fish.
They should have just cloaked the pollution in “Richard Windsor’s” EPA cloaking device.
Twenty five Percent of the smog present in the Los Angeles area today, originates in China.
Centrally planned China
Soon the sky in the USSA will look like the USSR.
Carbon Monoxide Emissions
The point is that minding the Ecology is a rich mans game. If the government will let people be free, ie. not try to control everything, free countries clean up their own pollution. But in all the places where there are despotic centrally planned governments trying to regulate everything, pollution spirals out of control. AS YOU CAN CLEARLY SEE with your own eyes.
But socialism stresses the ears to hear orders and mouths to repeat them. Eyes are useless, after all are you going to believe what you are told, or listen to your lying eyes.
I thought exactly the same thing.
Keep things like this in mind when nations like China, India, and Brazil attack the United States and Europe for being hypocrites, trying to deny developing nations the opportunity to improve themselves by doing exactly the same things that America and Western Europe did a century or a century and a half ago.
They have a point.