Crowd protest garbage burning plant

(chinadaily.com.cn) 2010-01-25 15:56
More than 400 people wearing masks and chanting slogans protested outside the proposed site of a garbage burning plant yesterday, the Guangzhou Daily reported.

The sludge-burning power plant, which is being planned to be built in Nanhai district of Foshan city in Guangdong province, has raised public concern over the surrounding environment both in the surrounding district and nearby Gaoming district.

People spontaneously joined the campaign and cried “protect our family, keep away pollution” during the demonstration yesterday.

“If the power plant project is harmful to the environment, we will definitely oppose to it,” Pan Zhiwen, chief of Gaoming district government said prior to the demonstration.

Nanhai district government has started consultation with the Gaoming government and will forward it to higher level administration if an agreement can not be reached, the report said.

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