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Changsha BYD denies that the emission of exhaust gas exceeds the standard. The local government has established an investigation team | Daily Economic News

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Changsha BYD denies that the emission of exhaust gas exceeds the standard. The local government has established an investigation team | Daily Economic News

BYD, which has been making great strides in the new energy vehicle market, recently encountered an incident of “excessive factory emissions” in Changsha.

On May 7, a number of residents in Yuhua District, Changsha, Hunan made a voice on the Internet, saying that the BYD Changsha Automobile Factory near the residential area was emitting a pungent smell. Since April this year, children in the community have experienced nosebleeds, and adults have also experienced nausea, vomiting, and coughing.

Once the news came out, it attracted widespread attention. In response, BYD responded through its official Weibo account on the evening of May 7 with the statement “About ‘Changsha Yuhua District Industrial Park Emissions Caused Complaints by Neighboring Residents'” (hereinafter referred to as the statement), saying, “BYD Changsha Yuhua District Industrial Park The park was put into operation in 2012, and the discharge of the park complies with relevant national regulations and standards. In some residential areas close to the industrial park, there may be peculiar smells, and the company has taken relevant measures and actively improved them.”​

Image source: Sina Weibo (@BYD)

On May 8, a reporter from “Daily Economic News” called BYD on the matter, and the other party replied that “the official statement shall prevail”.

In the above statement, BYD emphasized that: in response to the online rumors of “excessive emissions causing nosebleeds”, it is a malicious fabricated connection. The company has called the police and will investigate the legal responsibility of the relevant personnel.

At 4:00 a.m. on May 8, the WeChat public account “Fei Meng Yuhua” of the Propaganda Department of the Changsha Yuhua District Committee announced that the Standing Committee of the Changsha Yuhua District Committee held an emergency meeting in the early morning of May 8 to study BYD Changsha. The relevant situation of gas emission in the painting workshop of Yuhua District Industrial Park. The meeting made it clear that comprehensive environmental protection testing should be carried out quickly, the results should be announced to the public in a timely manner, and the legitimate rights and interests of the masses should be fully protected.

According to data from Qixinbao, Changsha BYD Automobile Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Changsha BYD) was established on August 11, 2009, and its registered address is No. 88, Environmental Protection East Road, Yuhua District, Changsha City, Hunan Province. The company’s business scope includes auto parts. and accessories manufacturing. By the end of 2021, Changsha BYD had nearly 16,000 employees in social security.

BYD’s Changsha Yuhua District factory was put into operation in 2012. It is BYD’s first project in the central region, with a cumulative investment of more than 10.7 billion yuan. At present, BYD Changsha has grown into a global new energy strategic base with the most complete product lines of passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles after BYD’s global headquarters in Shenzhen. At the same time, Changsha BYD is also the headquarters base in Central China with the most complete industrial chain of BYD in vehicle, three electric core technologies and intelligent terminals.

According to public information, most of the people who were unwell this time were some owners, children and students of Jiahe Primary School in Shazitang.

It is worth mentioning that the construction of BYD’s Changsha project began in 2009, and the construction of China Construction Jiahe City, which reflects its excessive sewage discharge, was built around 2018, later than the factory. Phoenix.com Technology reported that from the perspective of urban planning, some residential buildings are only 50 meters away from the BYD factory in Changsha, and a large number of residential buildings are located between 100 and 300 meters from the BYD factory.

Image Source:nationhealth committee

According to the standard requirements of the “Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Sanitary Protection Distance Part I: Automobile Manufacturing” issued by the National Health Commission, automobile manufacturing enterprises and sensitive areas (the ones that are more sensitive to air pollution, including residential areas, schools and hospitals) The required sanitary protection distance (minimum distance from the boundary of the department that produces harmful factors to the boundary of the sensitive area) limit is affected by two factors, “the scale of manufacturing production and the average wind speed in the region in the past five years”, and the distance is 100~300. Rice varies.

According to public data, in the first quarter of this year, Changsha BYD produced a total of 62,500 new cars, a year-on-year increase of 271%. It is worth noting that the Changsha BYD factory located in Yuhua Economic Development Zone is also the main production base of BYD DM-i super hybrid system.

According to the April production and sales report released by BYD (002594.SZ), from January to April, BYD’s new energy vehicles sold a total of 392,400 units, a year-on-year increase of 387.94%; among them, the DM series models sold a total of about 189,600 units, a year-on-year increase of 699.91%. .

Image source: WeChat public account“Flying Dream Rain Flowers”

At 2:30 p.m. on May 8th, “Feimeng Yuhua” once again released a message saying that in response to the public’s feedback on the gas emissions of BYD’s Yuhua District factories, the Changsha Municipal Party Committee and Municipal Government have established an investigation team on May 8 to organize government functions. Departments, third-party testing agencies and relevant experts entered the BYD Yuhua District factory to conduct investigations.

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