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  1. Toxic slick in Guangdong river

    Posted Dec 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... moves downstream. Environmental watchdogs have been keeping a watch after a Shaoguan state-owned smelting plant released cadmium waste into the Beijiang, although the pollution was said to be under control. Xinhua reported the incident last night- a full five days after cadmium was found to be 10 times over the limit in the Gaoqiao section. When the smelting plant had 'excessive ...

  2. Metal spill weighs on city's success

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao jiangtao.shi@scmp.com The massive cadmium spill has again highlighted the mainland's widespread metal poisoning troubles and put the pollution problems caused by the rise ... tonnes of life-threatening cadmium into the Longjiang, a tributary of the Pearl River, by two smelters in the city of Hechi. Hechi, in northwestern Guangxi, is famed for its economic rise ...

  3. Failure to find cause of toxic spill

    Posted Jan 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Environmental authorities in Guangxi have not pinned down the source of a carcinogenic cadmium spill into two rivers a fortnight ago that has threatened ... cent of the cadmium in the Long River in Yizhou, where the spill occurred, was being neutralised with tonnes of chemical powder. 'The remaining 20 per cent of the pollutants ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Hong Kong must impose checks on its pre-cooked meat imports

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 05:25pm by Albert Cheng

    ... of avian influenza, a disease linked to poor sanitary conditions in poultry markets. Last year, officials found high levels of cadmium, which has been linked to organ failure and cancer, in rice ...

  5. Hunan villagers, hit by deadly seepage, vow to protest again

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... detained for demonstrating against cadmium and indium pollution from the nearby Xianghe Chemical plant. Last month the local government started paying daily compensation of 12 yuan (HK$13.60) ... a larger siege on August 4.' Officials said more than 500 people had suffered from cadmium and indium poisoning- which can kill by causing digestive system failure and other health problems. ...

  6. Poisoned villagers vow to fight on

    Posted Aug 04th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... were sent to three villages under the jurisdiction of Liuyang city yesterday to soothe the anger of the thousands who claim to have been poisoned by the discharge of two heavy metals, cadmium ... began complaining three years ago about pollution from the factory, which started producing zinc sulphate in 2004. The factory, which discharged waste water containing cadmium and indium ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China says more than 3m hectares of land too polluted to farm

    Posted Dec 30th 2013, 02:00pm by Reuters

    ... was determined to prevent toxic metals entering the food chain. “In the past there have been news reports about cadmium-contaminated rice- these kinds of problems have already been strictly prohibited,” he said. This year, inspectors found dangerous levels of cadmium in rice sold in the southern city of Guangzhou. The rice was grown in Henan, a major heavy metal-producing region. China’s ...

  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, June 11, 2013

    Posted Jun 11th 2013, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... On Shan   Rice from mainland is safe to eat Press reports last month commented on high levels of cadmium being found in rice on sale in Guangzhou. Some reports were misleading, suggesting that there was a cancer risk connected to the findings. One of the best-known cadmium pollution accidents happened in Toyama Prefecture, Japan. Women and children consumed polluted rice containing cadmium ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Initial results of 8-year soil pollution study not accurate enough, experts say

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:24am by MANDY ZUO

    ... farmland, forest, grassland, unused land and land for construction. The study found that 83 per cent of the contaminated soil samples contained toxic inorganic pollutants, including cadmium, mercury, arsenic, chromium and lead. The content of cadmium- which, if ingested, can reduce mineral density in bone- found in soil has risen sharply over the past decades. It rose more than 50 per ...

  10. News - China

    Beijing bans kebab vendors' grills to tackle pollution

    Posted Apr 30th 2014, 01:50pm

    ... of public dissatisfaction and unrest. The government has said tackling pollution is one of its top priorities. Food safety scares, from cadmium-tainted rice to reused cooking oil, have also plagued ...




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