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长江大学多名教授政府门前下跪 请求取缔污染企业 - Professors from Yangtze University kneeled in front of government offices, demanding to suspend a polluting enterprise print version
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11月1日,数十名长江大学(Changjiang (or Yangtze) University, a big Hubei province university)教授和研究生到湖北荆州市(Jingzhou city, Hubei province)政府门前下跪[1]请愿[2],要求市政府取缔[3]一家大学校园附近的污染[4]严重的小钢厂[5]。参与的师生[6]指出,这一钢厂使用国家落后设备[7]。

该校西校(Western campus)距小钢厂大约有五百米。自2007年建厂以来,这一钢厂生产规模不断扩张[8],与校园的距离原来的500米缩短至百米。其生产中排放的有毒有害[9]气体[10]弥漫[11]到校园,对西校区一万名师生的身体健康造成直接威胁,不少师生出现头痛[12]、咽喉[13]炎等慢性疾病[14]。

由于该企业是使用落后技术生产,没有得到有关部门的生产许可[15],长期以来进行生产。四年来,长江大学的师生八次向当地政府反映该公司非法[16]生产,要求对其进行取缔,但一直无结果。

11月1日,数十名长江大学教授和研究生于1日上午9:30来到荆州区政府门前,以"下跪"的方式要求政府立即采取措施。师生在区政府前的请愿没有得到正面回应。

钢厂工作人员在接受财新记者采访时称,昨天这一事件发生之后,公司已经停产[17]。今天,记者向荆州市政府求证此事,对方都没有作出回应。

November 1st, ten professors and graduate students from Changjiang University arrived to Jingzhou city, Hubei province, kneeling and presenting a petition in front of the government, demanding that the municipal government ban a polluting still mill, located near the university campus. The teachers and students pointed out that this still mill is using backward facilities.

The still mill is located about 500m from the west campus of Changjiang University. Since it was constructed in 2007, the production scale of the still mill is increasing continuously, and the distance between it and the university has been decreased from 500 to 100 meters. The still mill production discharges poisonous harmful gases, spreading until the school, having a direct threat to the health of 10,000 teachers and students from the 'west campus'. Many teachers and students have experienced headaches, sore throats and other chronic illnesses.

Since this enterprise uses backward production technology, it doesn't have a production permit of government departments, but it has still been producing for a long time. In the last four years, teachers and students from Changjiang University have reflected the illegal production of this enterprise eight times already, asking to suspend its activity, but there was no result all along.

On November 1st, 9:30 am, ten teachers and students have arrived at the government of Suzhou district, kneeling down to express their demand of taking measures immediately. Their demand has not received a positive reply.

When asked by reporters, workers of the still mill said, that after this incident took place yesterday, the company has stopped production. Today reporters addressed the Jingzhou city government to confirm this announcement, but didn't receive any response.

Original article published by news.ifeng.com 


[1] 下跪 xiàguì - Kneel down

[2]请愿 qǐngyuàn  - Present petition

[3] 取缔 qǔdì - Ban, suspend

[4] 污染 wūrǎn - Pollution

[5] 小钢厂 xiǎo gāng chǎng - Still mill

[6] 师生 shīshēng - Teachers and students

[7] 落后设备 luòhòu shèbèi - Backward facilities

[8] 扩张 kuòzhāng - Expand

[9] 有毒有害 yǒudú yǒuhài - Poisonous and harmful

[10] 气体 qìtǐ - Gas

[11] 弥漫 mímàn - Spread

[12] 头痛 tóutòng - Headache

[13] 咽喉 yānhóu - Sore throat

[14] 慢性疾病 mànxìng jibing - Chronic diseases

[15] 生产许可 shēngchǎn xǔkě - Production permit

[16] 非法 fēifǎ - Illegal

[17] 停产 tíngchǎn - Stop production


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