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Hangzhou to build garbage incineration plant

By Ma Lie ( Updated: 2014-04-28 16:37

Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, plans to build a garbage incineration plant with a daily processing capacity of 3,000 metric tons, Today's Morning News reported on Monday.

The plant will be built in the city's Yuhang district. It has attracted attention from local residents who fear that it will pollute the environment.

In response, the Hangzhou urban construction committee said that the incineration technology is mature and advanced and won't pose a threat to the environment. Garbage incineration also can generate electricity for the city, the committee said.

The amount of garbage in the city's urban areas has increased by 10 percent in recent years.

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