From the evening of January 8 to 9, the pungent odor in many places of Shenzhen was u
nknown. The environmental protection department was investigating the sources of pollution and excluding the influence from Hong Kong.
From the evening of January 8 to 9, residents in many places in Shenzhen reported smelling a
strong pungent odor similar to plastic charring for unknown reasons. The Shenzhen Habitat and Environment Commission organized an investigation as soon as it receive
d complaints from the citizens. So far, no pollution sources have been detected, but the pungent odor has been ruled out from Hong Kong.
On the evening of January 8, many citizens reflected the pungent smell of burning plastic in the air. Ms. Zhu circled her friends and said, “Why is the air so stinky in Nanshan to
day? Where does it burn tyres?” The owner group of Junjinghaoyuan District in Futian District voiced, “Can you smell the smell of burning wires floating out the window?” “It smells of dust burning garbage everywher
e.” Some citizens can also smell the pungent smell in Longhua, Luohu and Longgang districts. They don’t know what the reason is. Some people suspect that the pungent smell is related to the impact of a tanker fire accident in Hong Kong waters.
At about 19:00 on January 9, the Shenzhen Human Settlements and Environment Commission responded to the air anomalies reflected by the citizens. On Januar
y 8, after receiving complaints from the citizens concerned, the Shenzhen Human Settlements and Environment Commission organized the relevant departments for the first time to conduct pollution source
investigation and comparison of relevant data. The on-line monitoring data of pollution sources were checked by the Municipal Environmental Monitoring Center Station. From noon on the 8th to evening on the 9th
day, no exceeding standard was found. By checking and comparing the data of “One Street, One Station”, no abnormal data was found. At the same time, the station also sent out monitoring vehicles to monitor, so far no pollution sources have been detected.
The Shenzhen Human Settlements and Environment Commission responded that on January 8, the environmental supervision department rushed to Xiaping Landfill Site, a suspected pollution source, f
or on-site law enforcement inspection. It was verified that the site had stopped operation at 4 p.m., and no evasion or burning had occurred. In addition, the Commission also c
arried out on-site inspections of the odor situation reflected in Longhua District, and no abnormalities were found. The pollution point sources are still under further investigation.
As for the situation of Shenzhen affected by suspected Hong Kong fire, the Shenzhen Habitat and Environment Commission responded that, after verification, there w
as no notification of the fire situation from the afternoon of January 8 to the present. According
to the meteorological department, the wind direction in the past 48 hours was mainly northerly and northeasterly, which excluded the possibility of Hong Kong blowing to Shenzhen.
Shenzhen Human Settlements and Environment Commission said that at present, it is still carrying out further investigation on air pollution sources, and will inform the public at the first time if there are new information.