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Foxconn Accused of Wastewater Pollution

Chinese environmental activist Ma Jun has accused two electronics manufacturers, including Apple supplier Foxconn, of environmental violations. From Paul Mozur and Eva Dou at The Wall Street Journal: The report, which was...

Cadmium Poisoning From Hunan Factory Kills 26

The AFP reports on the toxic and deadly legacy left by a factory that ceased operation in 2009 in Shuangqiao, a small village in Hunan province:  At least 26 villagers have died from cadmium poisoning and hundreds more fallen...

Rural Pollution: China’s Bad Earth

At The Wall Street Journal, Josh Chin and Brian Spegele explore the environmental deterioration of China’s countryside, which threatens to undermine both the security of the country’s food supply and the legitimacy...

‘Cadmium Rice’: China’s Latest Food Scandal

On Saturday and after much public outcry, food safety authorities in the southern province of Guangzhou released the names of rice producers whose products were found to contain cadmium, a toxic heavy metal. The Global Times...

Data: Cancer Beijing’s Biggest Killer

Data released by Beijing’s Cancer Prevention and Control Research Office indicates that cancer is the leading cause of death in China’s capital, according to Bloomberg Businessweek’s Christina Larson: Exposure...

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...

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