DATA FIGURE: Fog and haze weather. Wu Junjie photo
At the routine press conference held by the Ministry of Ecology and Environment on the 21st, a reporter asked: In the ranking of key cities in the country, we see Linfen City ranked the bottom, ranking bottom because of lack of effort or because of the previous data problems?
Liu Bingjiang said that Linfen City carried out a lot of work in 2018. The highest concentration of sulphur dioxide dropped from more than 1000 micrograms/cubic meters to 400 micrograms/cubic meters. The high value of sulphur dioxide decreased significantly. However, due to the late start of local air pollution prevention and control work, the foundation is weak, as well as the large number of heavy polluting enterprises and emission intensity, the emission of pollutants remains high, leading to the penultimate place in 2018.
Liu Bingjiang pointed out that the fraudulent monitoring data in Linfen touched the bottom line of ecological environmental protection and brought about bad social impact. The relevant departments have dealt with this seriously, and the persons involved in the case have also been punished by law.
Source: Ji Xueying_NN6784, Responsible Editor of CNN