China detains executives in latest pollution case -Reuters

Via China Environmental News Digest:

Chinese authorities have detained senior managers at two factories in southern China which leaked the cancer-causing chemical arsenide into a river, the official Xinhua news agency said.

The plants in Hunan province, which had no pollution treatment facilities, had been closed down, Xinhua said in an overnight report seen on Tuesday.

The pollution caused no casualties and Dongting lake, one of China’s largest and downstream from the accident, had avoided serious pollution, it added. [Full Text]

For contrast see a recent report in the New York Times about a similar situation in Inner Mongolia that went neglected to bad effect.

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