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Smell blamed on pesticides

THE strong smell permeating the air of rural Jiading District over the last three days was from pesticides sprayed on rice fields, the local environmental watchdog said yesterday.

An inspection found that the pesticides were quality products and legally approved by the government, the bureau said. "We started to receive complaints from the residents on Sunday and sent district bureau to check the issue immediately," said Chen Wei from the Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau. "There was no chemical leak from any plants. All the smell was from the heavy spraying of pesticide in the fields in the eastern part of the district, and the smell should disappear soon."


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