1,000 Protest Over China Chemical Plant Pollution: Residents

From AFP:

More than 1,000 people protested for a second day in central China on Thursday over pollution from a chemical plant that they say has sickened locals and poisoned surrounding farmlands, residents said.

Residents of the town of Zhentou in Hunan province demonstrated outside local government headquarters and a police station, demanding greater compensation for pollution from the Xianhe Chemical Plant, protesters said.

The protesters also said they came out to reject recent government health checks conducted on locals that officials said showed the situation was not serious, said a resident who gave only his surname, Chen.

Read also Protest over chemical plant pollution escalates in central China from Xinhua.

July 30, 2009, 9:55 AM
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