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Shenzhen Maglev Project Raises Debate
   2014-07-24 18:52:15    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Guo
 

Residents in Shenzhen have expressed concern over a proposed maglev railway line that they fear will cause severe radiation and damage their health.

On July 8, many citizens in Shenzhen gathered in front of the office building of the Shenzhen Metro Company, protesting against a proposal to construct the city's No.8 railway line, which suggested adopting maglev technology. Such technology uses magnets to levitate a train above a track and can produce a certain level of radiation.

The protest ended after a company executive came out to explain the project to the public. But, doubts and disputes remain. Is the concern valid?

A maglev train enters the Longyang Station of east China's Shanghai Municipality. [Photo: Xinhua]

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