“Fairyland or doomsday?” Xinhua tweeted this past Sunday alongside photos of dense pollution in Shenyang, “heaviest smog this year shrouds NE city of Shenyang, PM2.5 hit over 1400.”
“When I went outside, I felt my eyes burning and discomfort in my throat,” said a Shenyang resident. By late afternoon, the city had upgraded the situation to orange (emergency) level.
When an emergency level warning is issued, construction sites are supposed to halt work, but many continued despite the heavy, dangerous smog. Because of this, Shenyang’s Bureau of Environmental Protection’s website was paralyzed for nearly two hours due to traffic. A spokesperson for the bureau said that construction workers were not actually given a notice to stop working. If this is true, then the so-called emergency warning was only for show.
There was also no warning message about the haze on the websites of the Municipal Government of Shenyang, the Shenyang Bureau of Environmental Protection, the Shenyang Bureau of Education and other departments.
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Beijing got up to 800 one day - severe headache and eye trouble not to mention coughing . So happy I don't live there any longer.
Nov 12, 2015 10:51 Report Abuse
Well, that's a solution to a large population, and plausible over-populated heavy industry country.
Nov 11, 2015 21:02 Report Abuse
That's disgusting and absurd. I was in Harbin last year when it hit 800, and many people were going about their days as usual. Time to seriously reconsider your priorities, China.
Nov 11, 2015 06:54 Report Abuse
HOLLY SHIT! 1400, how is that possible?! In Beijing you can't see across the street past 500 already.
Nov 11, 2015 00:07 Report Abuse
1400? Is that possible?
Nov 10, 2015 23:14 Report Abuse
I was in shenyang last week and the air there was better than the air in Changchun... It's a shithole everywhere
Nov 10, 2015 21:58 Report Abuse
Seems an evil villain is in the city...his name is "Smogger". Better call "air-man" to clean up the city!
Nov 10, 2015 21:49 Report Abuse
The locals don't seem to be too worried about this news. I just went out and saw them burning paper money on all streetcorners.
Nov 10, 2015 19:57 Report Abuse
You would think that when you have record breaking smog that is well beyond the hazardous level making international headlines, you might think about acting on, and enforcing your own emergency measures.
Nov 10, 2015 15:27 Report Abuse
About a week after the heating was turned on in Liaoning, how interesting.
Nov 10, 2015 14:27 Report Abuse