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Emission rules get tougher

By Li Jing | China Daily | Updated: 2011-09-22 07:58

New restrictions on thermal power plants aim to ensure cleaner air

BEIJING - Thermal power plants will soon operate under tighter emission controls, with mercury output monitored for the first time, under new standards released on Wednesday to tackle worsening pollution.

The rules, to take effect on Jan 1, 2012, place tougher restrictions on pollutants and will replace standards that were introduced in 2003.

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