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Dump truck nuisance addressed

DUMP trucks will be the target of a city government campaign amid a rise of illegal dumping across the city in the first half of this year.

The trucks will undergo safety facility upgrade and the licenses of dumping companies which cause the death of three or more people will be revoked. Since 2011, three companies have been cleared out of the market.

Supervision and checks will be intensified to keep illegal dumping at bay and more safety training will be conducted, the Shanghai Greenery and Public Sanitation Bureau said.

Local construction sites reported more than 46 million tons of waste between January and May, which was equal to the figure of the entire year in 2010, according to the bureau.

"Dump trucks run fast and wildly, and throw out a lot of dirt," said a local resident Li Baojuan. Unlicensed dump trucks have also been responsible for accidents in the city.


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