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Heavy Metals Pollute 10% of China's Farmland

A tenth of China’s farmland is seriously tainted by heavy metals, according to a senior government expert. From Reuters: Wan Bentai, the chief engineer for China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection, said a survey...

Battery Factory Sickens 24 Children In China

Twenty-four children are in the hospital in Anhui getting treatment for lead poisoning, and more than 200 have been affected, the result of living near an illegal battery factory, NPR reports: The official Xinhua News Agency...

Taipei Times: Long-term risks of battery poisoning probed

From Taipei Times: Substandard batteries from China and Southeast Asia are poisoning Taiwan with increasing levels of mercury and other hazardous mineral waste, ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Legislator-at-Large Wang Jung-chang (ÁéãʶÆÁíã) claimed yesterday. Under the banner: “Chinese and Asian Batteries Enough to Kill 200,000 Taiwan People A Year,” Wang said during a press conference […]

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