Beijing residents told to go slow on fireworksJanuary 21st, 2012 - 4:34 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Jan 21 (IANS) As the quality of Beijing’s air continues to give rise to concerns, many NGOs are asking the public to refrain from shooting off fireworks during the Spring Festival.
Feng Yongfeng, founder of an environmental protection NGO, has asked residents to set off fewer fireworks, the China Daily reported Saturday.
Ma Jun, director of the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs, called on the public to replace large fireworks with those that are small and give off less pollution.
“Large fireworks contain too much gunpowder,” Ma was quoted as saying. “When they explode, they give off too much noise and pollution, especially in crowded cities such as Beijing.”
The Beijing administration of work safety said the city this year will have 1,429 firework retail outlets, 20 percent fewer than last year.
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