Beijing Air Could Be “Smog-tastic” For Olympics

The opening ceremony for the Summer Olympics is three days away, which means the Chinese government has less than 72 hours to fix the smog situation in a country plagued by chronic air pollution. According to the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Environmental Protection, the smog-control efforts are moving right along and everybody will be able to enjoy a “blue-sky” Olympics.

China could be smoggy for Olympics

The thing is, those sentiments are more pipe dream than reality, at least according to the BBC, whose Beijing bureau set up air pollution sensors that tell a different story than the one reported by the government.

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