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Sinopec shuts Guangdong subsidiaries over pollution (3)

By Qiu Quanlin  (China Daily)

09:50, September 28, 2012

In Shanghai, a Sinopec subsidiary was fined 200,000 yuan ($31,700) in April 2011 for causing a toxic gas leak that affected many parts of the city.

"It is hard to assess how much pollution the subsidiaries have caused to the local environment," an anonymous official with the Guangdong Environmental Protection Department told Yangcheng Evening News on Thursday.

The official called on the government to set up a trade system for sewage discharge to encourage companies to introduce efficient emission reduction measures.

"Companies may be fined after illegally discharging pollutants, but they can also benefit a lot. That's why Sinopec has ignored the environmental rules," the official said.

"It will be hard for the company to prevent such wrongdoings if we only rely on the environmental rules to supervise its operation. A more effective trade system to let companies benefit from upgrading sewage discharging facilities is needed."


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