The State Says…

The State Says…

If the Government
of China says it, then we must believe it…

Foul-smelling green algae that has been plaguing China’s Olympic sailing
venue has been cleared, state media has said, after more than one million
tonnes of the sludge was removed.

Authorities had set a Tuesday deadline to clean up the algae bloom
in Qingdao, drafting 10,000 soldiers and volunteers and hundreds of
fishing boats to help with the mammoth task.

After a month of working to remove the algae, which had hit about one
third of the venue, two barriers have now been erected to keep any more
algae out, the official Xinhua news agency said late on Tuesday.

"The sailing event, which will be held in more than 20 days, will
not be threatened by the algae," Wang Wei, vice president of the
sailing committee for the Beijing Olympic organising committee told
Xinhua. The barriers are 22 and 20 kilometres long. Read
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