China faces growing garbage problem

China faces growing garbage problem

There are 41 comments on the The Globe and Mail story from Apr 9, 2012, titled China faces growing garbage problem. In it, The Globe and Mail reports that:

The Beijing suburb of Tongzhou has had to learn how to live with rubbish. In one neighbourhood that was once surrounded by fields, a giant landfill covered by tarpaulin rises like a green mountain amid apartment buildings and factories.

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Jane

Thailand

#22 Dec 6, 2012
Garbage problems is less than undermining from
Foreign aggressive sarcastic politic.
It is more dangerous
Jane

Thailand

#23 Dec 6, 2012
Green energy in China still be subversived by
EU and US.in solar energy bussuness
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#24 Dec 6, 2012
Jane wrote:
Green energy in China still be subversived by
EU and US.in solar energy bussuness
China is No. 1 in the world in Green Energy: solar, wind, hydropower, geothermal, and in the near future, nuclear.
GAY BOB

Riesel, TX

#25 Dec 6, 2012
I notice that you blew of the answer on burning garbage, your good at that.

Incentorators were use a lot here in 80s 90s,but Epa passed to many laws and forced most to shut down, the trash was used to make steam, which was usedd in many compines bu was not worth the expense.

Burning trash sure screws he air up but you wold not know that because your air is soooo clean...

Now on another note,,,

BEIJING (Reuters)- China told Vietnam on Thursday to stop unilateral oil exploration in disputed areas of the South China Sea and not harass Chinese fishing boats, again raising tensions in a protracted maritime territorial dispute with its neighbor.

So you better stop or China will kick your azz and screw all your women,

O I forgot we are already doing the second one...
GAY BOB

Riesel, TX

#26 Dec 6, 2012
And forget the typeo, I am driving in WA. And it is dark....
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#27 Dec 6, 2012
GAY BOB wrote:
And forget the typeo, I am driving in WA. And it is dark....
Are you going to Vancouver to see the Colonies?
Humiliated by colony F

Thailand

#28 Jan 9, 2013
Gabage From Foreign undermine in our politic is
Öre dangerous
Humiliated by colony F

Thailand

#29 Jan 9, 2013
Foreign Nuclear rubbish to dispose in our Sea is more vulnerable than ours

Tasmaniac

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#31 Jan 9, 2013
CrackerjackRB wrote:
Bullshit China has no garbage problem what so ever.
They simply put stickers "Made IN China" and we Idiots buy the crap.
lol
Snowflake

San Francisco, CA

#32 Jan 11, 2013
Last year when I went to China, they have the trash situation well under controlled. they burn their trash rather eficiently with new methods and they used the energy from burning to create electrical and mechanical energy.
CHINA HUMILIATED by CCP

Port Moody, Canada

#34 Jan 11, 2013
^heh, heh! Yeah, right. Print propaganda about how the problem is "solved" and the problem is solved, eh "Comrade"?

Here is an illustration of just how venal a liar "Snowfake" is!

- Giant rubbish islands threaten China’s dams and bridges (Guardian):

Rivers choked with islands of debris after recent floods, threatening to block floodgates of dams and topple bridges.

Vast floating islands of rubbish and debris, accumulated after torrential rains and flooding, are threatening to topple a bridge and jam two big dams in China, state media reported on Wednesday.

One layer of garbage covering 15,000sq m – had lodged under a bridge in the north-eastern city of Baishan in Jilin province and was blocking water flow, the China Daily reported.

Officials fear a fresh wave of flooding, if crews fail to clear the debris, could bring down the bridge. If the island is washed downstream, it could block floodgates at the Yunfeng dam, now operating at full capacity.

Emergency services were scrambling to clean up the waterway, near the border with North Korea, but fear it could take days.

“We have collected 40 trucks of the trash, but the remaining trash might fill another 200 trucks,” the official Xinhua agency quoted police officer Wang Yong as saying.

....
CHINA HUMILIATED by CCP

Port Moody, Canada

#35 Jan 11, 2013
...

A worker clears floating garbage washed down by recent torrential rain on the Yangtze River in Wuhu, Anhui province, August 2, 2010.

BEIJING (Reuters)– Thousands of tons of garbage washed down by recent torrential rain are threatening to jam the locks of China’s massive Three Gorges Dam, and is in places so thick people can stand on it, state media said on Monday.

Chen Lei, a senior official at the China Three Gorges Corporation, told the China Daily that 3,000 tons of rubbish was being collected at the dam every day, but there was still not enough manpower to clean it all up.

“The large amount of waste in the dam area could jam the miter gate of the Three Gorges Dam,” Chen said, referring to the gates of the locks which allow shipping to pass through the Yangtze River.

The river is a crucial commercial artery for the upstream city of Chongqing and other areas in China’s less-developed western interior provinces.

Pictures showed a huge swathe of the waters by the dam crammed full of debris, with cranes brought in to fish out a tangled mess, including shoes, bottles, branches and Styrofoam.

Some 50,000 square meters of water (more than half a million square feet) had been covered by trash washed down since the start of the rainy season in July, the report said. The trash is around 60 centimeters (two feet) deep, and in some parts so compacted people can walk on it, the Hubei Daily added.

“Such a large amount of debris could damage the propellers and bottoms of passing boats,” Chen said,“The decaying garbage could also harm the scenery and the water quality.”

The Three Gorges Dam is the world’s largest hydropower project, and was built partly to tame flooding along the Yangtze, which killed over 4,000 people in 1998 and countless more over the centuries.

Enormously expensive and disruptive, the dam has cost over 254 billion yuan ($37.5 billion) and forced the relocation of 1.3 million people to make way for the reservoir. Towns, fields and historical and archaeological sites have been submerged.

Environmentalists have warned for years that the reservoir could turn into a cesspool of raw sewage and industrial chemicals backing onto nearby Chongqing city, and feared that silt trapped behind the dam could cause erosion downstream.

China has made scant progress on schemes drawn up nearly a decade ago to limit pollution in and around the reservoir.

Chen said about 10 million yuan is spent each year clearing 150,000 to 200,000 cubic meters of floating waste by the dam.
CHINA HUMILIATED by CCP

Port Moody, Canada

#36 Jan 11, 2013
Snowflake wrote:
Last year when I went to China, they have the trash situation well under controlled. they burn their trash rather eficiently with new methods and they used the energy from burning to create electrical and mechanical energy.
Liar.

"is in places so thick people can stand on it"

You can WALK ON THE GARBAGE flooding Chinese rivers but you "wu mao" tell us "well under control"?

Check out the picture, liar:

http://www.google.ca/imgres...
CHINA HUMILIATED by CCP

Port Moody, Canada

#37 Jan 11, 2013
"China has made scant progress on schemes drawn up nearly a decade ago to limit pollution..."

FACT.

But the paid spin doctors of the CCP tell us the exact opposite.

These shameful liars of the CCP regime are the true "anti-China" elements!
CHINA HUMILIATED by CCP

Port Moody, Canada

#38 Jan 11, 2013
Here is a picture of a typical waterway in CCP China:

http://www.ban.org/photogallery/china_guiyu_2...
CHINA HUMILIATED by CCP

Port Moody, Canada

#39 Jan 11, 2013
Here is a gallery of pictures of the REAL China that the CCP CLOWNS like "snowfake" are PAID to HIDE:

http://www.chinahush.com/2009/10/21/amazing-p...

UNBELIEVABLY DISGUSTING!
THAT IS TRUE

Brooklyn, NY

#40 Jan 11, 2013
Ship it to calcutta. They need the jobs!
CHINA HUMILIATED by CCP

Port Moody, Canada

#41 Jan 11, 2013
^ What is Chinese Communist Party garbage doing living in Brooklyn?
wedled

Monessen, PA

#42 Feb 13, 2013

Get over it,,USA suffers garbage problem

Tasmaniac

Since: Nov 12

Location hidden

#43 Feb 14, 2013
What? China has a lot of Indians now as well?

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