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Chinese air pollution inspectors find problems in 285 companies

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China's environmental authority found 285 companies in violation of standards during the latest round of air pollution inspection.

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Inspection teams in 28 cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and nearby areas found 285 of 450 companies breaking the rules, the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) said in a statement.

A limestone fa ctory in Beijing's Shunyi district did not have pollution control facilities and seemed to have used some machines that had already been sealed by local authorities, inspectors found.

In Tianjin, a wooden door maker was operating with neither environmental permission nor pollution controls.

The inspectors have reported the problems to local authorities for further investigation, the statement said.

MEP ordered local authorities to take serious measures against companies with severe violations the statement said.

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