Only 1 pct of firms in China's Hebei met 2014 emission standards

April 24, 2015 4:53 AM

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BEIJING, April 24 (Reuters) - Only 1 percent of firms in China's top steelmaking province of Hebei met state emission standards in 2014, environmental group Greenpeace said on Friday, underscoring the challenges facing industrial regions as the government's war on smog intensifies.

In a review of official emissions data submitted last year by major coal-fired power, steel and cement producers in Hebei, Greenpeace said just two of the 183 monitored firms managed to meet standards.

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