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  1. News - China - POLLUTION

    Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir in Chongqing

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 05:36am by Andrea Chen

    ... Andrea Chen andrea.chen@scmp.com Sulphur plant pollutes reservoir A reservoir in Chongqing has been contaminated by a sulphur processing plant, threatening the safety of water supplies to more than 50,000 villagers in nearby areas, state media reported yesterday. Environmental protection officials found traces of the chemical compound sodium ethyl xanthate in the reservoir ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1575656/sulphur-plant-pollutes-reservoir-chongqing
  2. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong proposes illegal polluters pay fines equal to 30pc of losses

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 03:49pm by He Huifeng

    ... pulping will be approved in the future across the delta. In addition, polluting industries that involve chemical, metallurgy, paper-making iron and steel will be moved out of urban areas ... He Huifeng huifeng.he@scmp.com A top executive involved in a dirty project could also lose half their annual salary under tougher measures in a new draft regulation Anyone who pollutes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1572853/30pc-penalty-proposed-serious-polluters-guangdong
  3. Business - China Business - INVESTMENT

    Xinjiang seeks US$8.5b investment for chemicals projects

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Eric Ng

    ... the immense volume of water that melted from mountain ice and flowed past Xinjiang to other regions every summer. Despite concerns that chemicals manufacturing would raise pollution, Che said ... Eric Ng eric.mpng@scmp.com Xinjiang in US$8.5b chemicals drive A semi-military administration set up by Beijing in 1954 in Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region is seeking US$8.5 billion ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1232626/xinjiang-seeks-us85b-investment-chemicals-projects
  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Drones catch out industrial polluters in missions over north

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 04:25am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Shanghai Quarter of 254 targeted businesses might be involved in illegal practices Drones catch out polluters in north Aerial drones have uncovered illegal emissions by some of the largest industrial companies in the north. A unit of Hebei Iron & Steel Group, the mainland's top steelmaker; Shanxi Huaze Aluminium & Power; and Inner Mongolia Yihua Chemical were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1543225/drones-catch-out-industrial-polluters-missions-over-north
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing unveils blueprint to control health risks of toxic chemicals

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com For first time, policy blueprint links pollution to rising health threats in industrial areas Beijing admits 'cancer link to toxic chemicals' The central ... clusters" due to such pollution. The blueprint, covering the period from 2011 to 2015 and posted on the website of the Ministry of Environmental Protection, admits that excessive levels of chemical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1155782/beijing-unveils-blueprint-control-health-risks-toxic-chemicals
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Groundwater monitoring system 'three years away'

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 05:04am by Li Jing

    ... more common, such as organic chemicals from petrochemical industries. "When the standards were drafted some 20 years ago, petrochemical pollutants were not a major concern, so they were ... underground. Industrial and agricultural pollution is also putting pressure on the system, with latest official data showing nearly 60 per cent of groundwater is either polluted or heavily polluted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1567193/groundwater-monitoring-system-three-years-away
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing chemical plants and factories shut to try to curb air pollution

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com 100 plants and building sites in Beijing stop work ahead of cold snap expected to clear smog Factories shut to try to curb air pollution A hundred chemical plants, construction sites and factories in Beijing have closed temporarily or cut back production as the authorities scramble for ways to curb the worst air pollution in years. Air pollution ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1128158/beijing-chemical-plants-and-factories-shut-try-curb-air-pollution
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's heavy metal and chemical pollution worsening

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... causing cancer. Previously unknown chemical spills are still emerging at former industrial sites and some cities, as no clear mapping of such polluted sites has been worked out. "The toxic ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com Expert warns policymakers yet to address most health-threatening of contamination problems Heavy-metal pollution crisis worsening A senior environmental policy ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1120912/chinas-heavy-metal-and-chemical-pollution-worsening
  9. Comment - Letters

    Sewage sludge incinerator generates a lot of pollution

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 02:44am by LETTERS

    ... producing around 4,000 chemical compounds. More than 1,000 are carcinogenic, cumulative and persistent. Sewage sludge is transported daily by polluting diesel barges from Stonecutters Island to Tuen Mun. Every year, it generates 182,500 tonnes of hazardous ash which requires secure transportation and storage. It releases 547,500 tonnes of carbon gases and chemical pollutants into the air. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1524043/sewage-sludge-incinerator-generates-lot-pollution
  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Maoming chemical plant failed to build trust with residents

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 03:57am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Factory failed to build trust Local governments on the mainland well know the sensitivities of chemical plants that produce paraxylene, or PX. Protests since 2007 against perceived harmful pollutants have caused authorities to cancel plans to build facilities in a number of cities, Xiamen, Ningbo and Dalian among them. Authorities in Maoming in Guangdong now face ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1479170/maoming-chemical-plant-failed-build-trust-residents

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