China's Environment Ministry has put in place a 24-hour monitoring system for pollutants from explosions this month at a port and will report accurate and timely data to the public, it said on Friday.
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Speaking at a meeting, Environment Minister Chen Jining said environmental monitoring would not let up, with 24-hour checking for air, soil and water pollution.
The blasts at a warehouse storing chemicals in the port city of Tianjin, not far from Beijing, killed at least 145, and stirred public anger about persistently poor work safety standards and possible health risks from the incident.
The ministry would "release monitoring data to the public in a timely manner and accurately," the official China Environment News cited Chen as saying.
Chen added that the ministry would "accurately respond to focus points and hot topics for society, ensure people's right to know about environmental information".
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