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Beijing Olympics not overshadow rain

December 28 2007

Beijing Olympics did not overshadow the rain. China creates three-tier system of protection against rain, reported RIA Novosti news agency referring to the Xinhua news agency.

"Line of Defense" to deal with the rains will be held in Hebei Province at a distance of 15 to 120 kilometers to the west and north of the Chinese capital. In areas where the line will be already located 84 rocket launchers, used for "execution" of rain clouds. In the scheme of protection from the rain in Beijing involving the cities of Zhangjiakou, Baoding, Chengde and Langfang.

On the distant outskirts of Beijing will artificially induce rain rocket and artillery equipment. For the "massacre" of clouds is planned to use silver iodide and other catalysts. Chinese climate experts have already tested this method during a ceremony beginning of the annual count days before the opening of the Olympics.

According to Deputy Director of Beijing Office for climate control, Zhang Qiang, used for "execution" of clouds catalysts do not have a direct negative impact on the environment, if the volumes used for the substance does not exceed 0.5 grams per square kilometer.

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