Beijing Tries To Mask The Stench Of Trash

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.

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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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