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Sunday, February 21

Beijing: Say, let's blow our epic pollution into the countryside

Anything to keep China's engineering graduates gainfully employed.  

Ventilation corridors to be built across Beijing to blow away smog
21 Feb, 2016 - 07:30
RT
The Chinese capital Beijing is planning to build ventilation corridors throughout the city to get rid of pollution that is chocking the city's residents. [Pundita note: unless RT is making up a special word for Beijing pollution, I think they mean "choking."]
The plan, shared with Xinhua news, calls for erecting five 500-meter wide ventilation corridors, which will connect to a web of auxiliary corridors measuring 80 meters wide.
"Five first-level and a dozen second-level ventilation tunnels will be built. There might even be third-level ones in the future. Based on the different conditions of the tunnels, we will conduct further studies with meteorological departments and related experts. Each tunnel will have a model. The aim is to ease the urban heat island effect and decrease air pollution,"Wang Fei, deputy head of Beijing's urban planning committee announced.
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RT continues laboring to explain how it's all going to work but that's enough Chinese urban planning for me for one day.       

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