2nd Chinese city in a week halts trash incinerator plans

For the second time in a week, a Chinese city has announced it would halt plans for a garbage incinerator project following angry protests by residents.

The government of Nanxian (NAN'-she-ahn) in the southern province of Hunan said Thursday it would cease all work related to the project and would not start up again without public support.

A notice from the local government urged residents not to take extreme measures or spread rumors.

Overseas Chinese news sites reported that hundreds of people took to the street on Monday and Tuesday to protest the project citing pollution concerns.

Last Friday, the Haiyan county government in the eastern province of Zhejiang halted plans for a trash incinerator after rowdy streets protests.

Such environmental protests are growing more frequent.