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在线翻译:
szdaily -> Shenzhen
HK fire brings smoke, odor to SZ
    2018-January-9  08:53    Shenzhen Daily

Han Ximin

ximhan@126.com

THE outbreak of a fire at a Hong Kong waste-recycling warehouse near the border of Shenzhen sent heavy smoke and a foul smell wafting over Luohu and Futian districts yesterday morning.

A public notice issued by the Shenzhen environment authority said that a fire broke out at around 3:10 a.m. yesterday at a waste-recycling yard in Hong Kong that is about 5 kilometers from Luohu.

The fire was put out at 6:29 a.m.

Monitoring results at the Luohu monitoring station showed the amount of pollutants in the air had risen sharply.

The PM2.5 density rose from 10 micrograms per cubic meter at 3 a.m. to 151 micrograms per cubic meter at 6 a.m. The density of PM10 reached 232 micrograms per cubic meter, the medium level for air pollution.

The heavy smoke also caused pollution in Futian District. The readings in the two districts had reached normal levels by noon yesterday, according to the environment authority.

Shenzhen’s environmental commission contacted Hong Kong’s environmental protection department after the incident took place and asked about the source of the smoke.

The investigation showed the fire had blazed across a 250-square-meter area, where the waste warehouse stored a large amount of recycled computer components.

“My mother was chocking due to the sooty smoke at around 5 a.m. It isn’t the first time that the Hong Kong waste-recycling fires have affected the life of people in Shenzhen,” a netizen complained.

Most waste-recycling fields in Hong Kong are located in the New Territories near the border of Shenzhen, where the farmlands are privately owned and rent is cheap.

At least four similar cases have occurred, with one in 2013, another in 2014 and two in 2015, according to www.sznews.com.

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