Oct 11, 2016 07:00 PM

Central Government Orders Tianjin to Review Decision on Incinerator

(Beijing) — A group of villagers near the northern port city of Tianjin has won a modest victory over the local environmental protection bureau, as China's Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) ordered the bureau to review its decision to withhold information on a garbage incinerator that has been built near the villagers' homes.

Zhang Zichen, a resident of Dongjiuhu village, told Caixin that the village had been informed by the MEP that the Tianjin Environmental Protection Bureau should make public about 200 copies of a questionnaire collected for an environmental impact study of the project pending a privacy review.

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