Posted 26 August 2011, by Cai Wenjun, The Shanghai Daily, shanghaidaily.org
STARTING next Thursday, local residents who give tips about illegal behavior impacting the environment can get up to a 10,000 yuan (US$1,565) reward, the Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau said yesterday.
The violations include starting construction without environmental authorities’ approval, illegally dumping hazardous waste or giving hazardous waste to an unqualified company or individual for processing.
Most rewards will be no more than 5,000 yuan.
People must give their real name and contact information while calling the bureau’s hotline 12369 or e-mailing it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The bureau promised to protect the privacy of tipsters.
Some smaller problems will not get rewards, such as reports on bad smells or chemical leaks. People can complain about bad odors to the bureau’s hotline.