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  1. Pine tree poison probe launched

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... the view of some flats in the new development. However, the developer said yesterday that it had nothing to do with the alleged poisoning and had received no complaints from the residents about ... Cheung Chi-fai Conservation officials are investigating the alleged poisoning of a decades-old Norfolk Island Pine in Stanley that might have become a target because of fung shui. ...

  2. Poisoned villagers vow to fight on

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

    ... Shi Jiangtao Residents of Hunan villages beset by metal poisoning that has killed at least five people have vowed to take to the streets again despite threats of a crackdown. Officials 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 ...

  3. Dumped toxic waste poisons villagers

    Posted Jun 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... for the Panjin city government said three people were seriously poisoned in the incident, which happened in Songjia village. But they were already out of danger, Zhang Yan said. 'Some others were ... poisonous fumes. Another local police officer said the company transferring the chemical waste was responsible for the accident. 'The company should have sent another staff member to accompany ...

  4. Poison and hate mail amid the coconut palms of Queensland

    Posted Aug 10th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Squires

    ... passers-by and conservationists who say the trees are crowding out native rainforest. So passionate is the clash that one environmental group has taken the law into its own hands, poisoning the trees ... for a thick grove of Cocos nucifera (coconut palm), crashes into the tinder dry leaf litter and points out a tiny hole in the base of a particularly tall specimen. 'We put poison in there. ...

  5. Poisoned by waste of 2,850 factories

    Posted May 29th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... and accidents are threatening people's health by poisoning water, soil and crops. Shao Taping, 71, a retired doctor from Zhoutie Hospital, said the town had been a cancer black spot since the late ... said he and his colleagues faced great pressure. 'I believe not only higher-level officials feel the pressure of protectionism, but the media too. But we can't do anything.' Mr ...

  6. China's people can do without trade in trash

    Posted Jan 27th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... in the remote Guangdong village of Lianjiao, near Nanhai city, where the surplus after recycling is burned or used as landfill. The consequences are poisoned air and water, and health problems ranging ... recycling operations and employed others to do the dirty work. Sadly, there is a Hong Kong connection apart from our proximity to the environmental threat. British recycling companies are supposed ...

  7. News - China - POLLUTION

    Guangdong villagers' fury at children's lead poisoning

    Posted Aug 23rd 2012, 12:00am

    ... at children's lead poisoning Local authorities in a remote town in northern Guangdong are being accused of covering up the severity of pollution in the area. Residents reject the official tally of only 18 severe cases of lead poisoning and say hundreds of children are suffering. In May, word spread online that many children in Xingzi township, Lianzhou, had tested positive for lead ...

  8. News - China - FOOD SAFETY

    Ginger farmers using toxic pesticide

    Posted May 06th 2013, 04:25pm by Ernest Kao

    ... to six times” above the recommended level. The pesticide is not approved for use on ginger. Aldicarb- branded in China as Shennongdan- is a highly poisonous carbamate pesticide that the Ministry ... to the pesticide. Shandong officials are also sending in a team to investigate. Aldicarb drew widespread media attention on the mainland in 2012 after cucumbers laced with the pesticide reportedly poisoned ...

  9. News - China - Beijing

    Carbon monoxide poisoning kills 10 in Beijing

    Posted Feb 06th 2013, 04:12pm by Ernest Kao

    ... poisoning, state media reported  on Wednesday. Neighbours found five university students unconscious in a rented flat in the city’s Chaoyang district on Monday.The students were rushed to Chaoyang Hospital emergency department but were reported dead on arrival. Doctors said at least three of the students were victims of carbon monoxide poisoning from fumes released from a punctured gas water ...

  10. Toxic villages look to Hunan for lessons

    Posted Aug 09th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of villagers had also been poisoned with cadmium and they had been trying for 10 years to get the local government to do something about it. 'Apart from learning their strategy, what we want ... Choi Chi-yuk in Liuyang The metal poisoning scandal in Liuyang city, Hunan province has become a case study for tens of thousands people across the mainland who are suffering under corrupt ...




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