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posted by janrinok on Saturday July 30 2016, @01:47AM   Printer-friendly
from the cough-go-cough-cough-away dept.

Beijing is offering cash rewards as an incentive for chemical plants that leave the nation's capital. Eighty hazardous chemical plants should be out of the city by 2018, the local work safety watchdog said on Thursday.

The watchdog said it had asked plants to relocate voluntarily and offered a cash bonus, calculated on a set of criteria including the size of the facility, number of employees, tax contributions, safety record and production process. Early applicants will get extra rewards.

The watchdog aims to wave goodbye to 60 plants this year and 20 more between 2017 and 2018. It did not disclose the exact amount of rewards it would pay out.

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Saturday July 30 2016, @02:45AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Saturday July 30 2016, @02:45AM (#381858) Homepage Journal

    Never looked at it that way - but yeah. I guess so. I've never worked in a chemical plant, but I've visited many. Some can be rather daunting. Before you're allowed in the gate, you get indoctrinated. "If you hear an alarm, you RUN LIKE HELL to the closet evacuation point!" You're seldom given time and opportunity to stand back, and look at the big picture. Mostly, you only get to see the parts of the picture that management wants you to see.

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  • (Score: -1, Flamebait) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 30 2016, @03:31AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Saturday July 30 2016, @03:31AM (#381867)

    Well aren't you a lucky duck. I'm never allowed past the gate, because I have one of those faces that everybody hates. You know how it is when you're not black enough. You never get invited in a chemical plant, that's for sure.