|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)政府门前下跪请愿，要求市政府取缔一家大学校园附近的污染严重的小钢厂。参与的师生指出，这一钢厂使用国家落后设备。
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
 下跪 xiàguì - Kneel down
请愿 qǐngyuàn - Present petition
 取缔 qǔdì - Ban, suspend
 污染 wūrǎn - Pollution
 小钢厂 xiǎo gāng chǎng - Still mill
 师生 shīshēng - Teachers and students
 落后设备 luòhòu shèbèi - Backward facilities
 扩张 kuòzhāng - Expand
 有毒有害 yǒudú yǒuhài - Poisonous and harmful
 气体 qìtǐ - Gas
 弥漫 mímàn - Spread
 头痛 tóutòng - Headache
 咽喉 yānhóu - Sore throat
 慢性疾病 mànxìng jibing - Chronic diseases
 生产许可 shēngchǎn xǔkě - Production permit
 非法 fēifǎ - Illegal
 停产 tíngchǎn - Stop production