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  1. Building stormed by angry villagers

    Posted Feb 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a smelter in Shaoguan pushed up the level of cadmium, a heavy metal, to 10 times the acceptable limit. Thirty-four people suffered stomach pain and vomited after drinking water from the river. ... the cadmium to sink to the bottom instead of flowing downstream. ...

  2. Poison back with rain, say villagers

    Posted Jun 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the south. At least 10 villagers died of cadmium and indium poisoning from the chemical factory when it was operating, prompting thousands of residents to take to the streets in protest at least ... scrap and liquid waste, despite protests from the villagers. 'I once worked for the factory. I know the scrap is full of zinc, arsenic and cadmium,' Li Songlin, a Shuangqiao villager ...

  3. Call for regulatory control of heavy metals in batteries

    Posted Oct 16th 2010, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... more than 0.0005 per cent of mercury by weight and 0.002 per cent of cadmium by weight are banned from sale in the EU. Four zinc-carbon batteries tested by the council contained more cadmium ... Jian battery, priced at HK$2 for four. Its mercury content was seven times the EU limit and cadmium four times. Tests found electrolytes could leak from the Xiong Jian model and a zinc-carbon ...

  4. Hundreds clash with police in bid to halt spread of chemical

    Posted Jan 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... nationwide attention five months ago when thousands of villagers protested after a spate of cases of cadmium and indium poisoning. Dozens have been detained in ongoing disturbances. The factory ...

  5. Local governments to blame for pollution scandals, analysts say

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... than 4,000 people suffering from lead and cadmium poisoning and sparking at least 32 mass incidents. At least 1,300 children from Liuyang, Hunan, and 615 from Fengxiang county, Shaanxi, were found to be suffering from lead and cadmium poisoning in August last year. Both cases were linked to metal processing plants. But analysts said the effort might be too little, too late compared ...

  6. Tests confirm fears of Zijin mine neighbours

    Posted Aug 16th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... levels of heavy metals in the soil and water in villages near Zijin Mountain. A high concentration of cadmium- extremely toxic even in tiny amounts- was found in five out of six samples ... shortly after the spills occurred. The cadmium level in one of two soil samples exceeded the national environmental watchdog's safety standard by nearly 30 per cent, according ...

  7. Triple danger for smokers on mainland

    Posted Oct 09th 2010, 12:00am by Will Clem

    ... levels of lead, cadmium, and arsenic in 13 common mainland cigarette brands were found to be significantly higher than both domestic and imported brands sold in Canada, according to the paper, ... quantify it exactly because there are so many different toxins involved when you smoke a cigarette,' he said. 'It is certainly unlikely to be beneficial. Cadmium is a strong carcinogen... ...

  8. Villagers worry as toxic plant assets are sold

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... no mention of compensation for affected villagers, adding to their fears that their plight may be ignored. At least 10 villagers have died of cadmium and indium pollution from the nearby factory ... to reduce cadmium pollution but mentioned not a word about how it would be reduced or how to compensate the villagers,' said Li Songlin, who lives in the worst-hit village, Shuangqiao. ...

  9. Rise in deadly heavy-metal poisoning cases prompts warning

    Posted Mar 20th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Mainland environmentalists have warned of more cases of deadly heavy-metal poisoning in the coming years in the wake of a recent flurry of lead and cadmium ... More people are dying of cancer-causing cadmium poisoning in a small town near the capital of Hunan province, while at least 250 children under the age of 14 near the industrial hub of Chenzhou ...

  10. Consumers should have to pay for disposal of electronic waste

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... is toxic. It contains heavy metals such as cadmium, lead, barium and mercury. These metals are poisonous, and sufficient quantities ingested can prove fatal. They can be absorbed by smaller ...




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