Environmental Group Launches App to Expose Polluting Chinese Companies

June 9, 2014 3:58 PM

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A Chinese environmental group launched a smartphone app Monday that tracks and exposes polluting companies, acting on the country's inclination to make such data more available and welcoming public monitoring of breaches in environmental safety.

The app provides hourly updates on factory emissions reported to local authorities and highlights violators of emissions limits in red on a color-coded map. It also gives government air pollution data for areas throughout the country, The Associated Press reported.

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