China now censoring polution statistics

I know I've included numerous entries as part of my track and Olympic links blog entries on the pollution in Beijing, but this latest story I saw deserves its own entry.

According to Telegraph.co.uk, a British smog monitoring unit was forced to be shutdown. It had already been limited to registered users but when it was reporting that pollution levels in the area many Olympic events are at were above an Air Pollution Index of 100 (which is agreed upon as unsafe) while the governments measurement was 95, that was apparently too much.

I'm not sure if I'm more disappointed that the Chinese asked for the site to be shutdown or if the British group gave in. Perhaps they didn't have an option ...
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