Beijing to move polluting radio, TV masts from downtown
Beijing will move four radio and TV masts to new sites in the next five
years to reduce downtown radiation pollution, according to a municipal
environmental protection official.
Two China National Radio towers and a
Beijing Radio mast in Chaoyang District, as well as a backup China Central TV
tower in Yuetan Park, will all be moved, said Du Shaozhong, deputy director of
the Beijing Environmental Protection Bureau.
"Electromagnetic radiation from
the four towers is within limits, but they represent too high an electromagnetic
radiation risk for densely-populated nearby residential areas," said Du.
did not say where the four masts would be relocated.
In the next five years,
Beijing will impose strict environmental protection requirements on the location
of new electromagnetic radiation facilities, according to Du.
would also deal with other polluting emission masts, relocating them as
necessary, Du said.
A radioactive waste storehouse in the suburbs of Beijing
will soon be completed and commissioned, according to Du.