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JV in Beijing to pay maximum fine for polluting air

By Ma Lie ( Updated: 2014-07-08 15:53

The Beijing Environment Protection Bureau ordered a company in the Chinese capital to pay the maximum fine for polluting the air, the Beijing News reported on Tuesday.

JV in Beijing to pay maximum fine for polluting air

Special: Fight air pollution
The bureau conducted an inspection on June 3 and found that Babcock & Wilcox Beijing Company Ltd was ignoring an order to stop painting utility boilers in the open air - without any protective measures for reducing air pollution.

The Sino-US joint venture was fined a total of 600,000 yuan ($96,739), the maximum amount according to air pollution control regulations issued on March 1.

The company has been fined twice before - in 2012 and 2013 – and was ordered to pay a total of 40,000 yuan each time.

In May, the company was again found to be breaking the law, and fined 300,000 yuan. It was also order to stop the open-air painting before June 1.

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