Central government departments have carried out an array of action plans since November 2012, offering government-subsidized training to 114 million workers, which contributed significantly to employment and entrepreneurship.
The waste has the potential to affect air quality if dispersed by wind, or to contaminate water resources if washed away by rain. Some residents' homes stand less than 100 meters from the pit, the report said.
A statement released by the Linfen government on Wednesday said that two village officials involved have been placed in 15-day administrative detention, and an investigation of six others is continuing. The investigative team has also collected evidence from two leaders of Sanwei.
China will move forward with a lifelong professional skills training system as part of its efforts to improve the competence of the nation's workforce and boost high-quality development, those at a State Council executive meeting presided over by Premier Li Keqiang decided on Wednesday.
"We must give full play to the role of enterprises as the main players in lifelong professional skills training and lose no time in addressing the mismatch between employment pressure and scarcity of workers, especially highly skilled workers" Li said.