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China is weighing dust on streets to determine if the cleaners did a good enough job

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Road cleaners in China are being measured by a new and unusual method. 

City inspectors have started weighing dirt found on the street, in order to determine how good a job the cleaners are doing.

The exercise started on Wednesday in Xi’an, the capital of the Shaanxi province. Inspectors draw out a random square meter on the street, and sweep up the dust within, placing it on a weighing scale.

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Streets which exceed 5 grams of dust per square meter will count as a strike against its cleaner. Three strikes gets the cleaner fired, and their supervisors will face disciplinary action too, reported the state-run People’s Daily. Read more…

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