Beijing Tries To Mask The Stench Of Trash

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People living near one overflowing landfill in Beijing have complained so loudly about the smell, that the city has come up with a fix. Workers will use giant, high pressure perfume sprayers to disguise the stink of mountains of garbage.


Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Now that millions in China have discovered fast food and other throwaway consumables, its trash problem is growing, along with its overheated economy, and creating a problem of stench. People living near one overflowing landfill in Beijing, complained so loudly, the city came up with a fix: deodorant. This spring, Beijing will bring in giant, high pressure perfume sprayers, capable of disguising the stink of mountains of garbage. It's MORNING EDITION.

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