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Multi-pronged path to clean air (2)

By Cai Wenjun (Shanghai Daily)

16:37, December 27, 2011

Targeting acid rain, haze and ozone, the authorities will widely promote the control of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxide, volatile organic compounds and fine atmospheric particulate matters, the draft said.

According to air-quality officials, Shanghai has failed to meet a proposed air quality standard on PM2.5 for the past five years.

PM2.5 refers to tiny particles that affect not only visibility but human health.

Fu Qingyan, chief engineer at the Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center, said yesterday that the city's PM2.5 data release will be launched soon after the national standard is officially announced.

The particles are the product of combustion from motor vehicles, power plants, and other sources.

Cutting pollution from power plants, eliminating 60,000 higher-polluting gasoline and diesel cars and developing clean energies are included in the draft.

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