Local authorities have begun an investigation into a BYD manufacturing plant in the central Chinese city of Changsha over gas emission problems, the city’s municipal government said on May 8 on its WeChat account. The electric vehicle giant is being accused of emitting toxic gases that have caused nosebleeds, coughing, and nausea for over 600 children living near the facility. The company has denied the accusations in response and insisted that the local plant is operating in line with China’s emission rules. [Changsha Fabu, in Chinese]