China – Closing down polluters

China – Closing down polluters
Published: 20 February 2004

As part of an environmental protection and industry restructuring plan, Guangdong Dongguan Municipal Government announced the government will shut down 47 of the 48 cement factories in Dongguan. All cement factories are small units with a maximum individual capacity of 150,000tpa. They are currently not only producing cement but also a large quantity of dust and noise.  The first 33 willl close at the end of March with the remainder to follow at the end of the year.