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July 1st, 2014
China Catches Industrial Polluters With Drone Missions

China is turning to aerial drones to monitor pollution, with its biggest mission to date finding illegal emissions by some of the largest industrial companies in the country’s northern provinces. A unit of Hebei Iron & Steel Group (000709), China’s No. 1 steelmaker, Shanxi Huaze Aluminum & Power Co., and Inner Mongolia Yihua Chemical Co. were found to have “serious environmental problems,” the Ministry of Environmental Protection said on its website yesterday. Data gathered by the drones indicate a quarter of the 254 businesses targeted may be involved in illegal practices, it said. Read More