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  1. Building starts on new homes for lead-poisoned villagers

    Posted Sep 26th 2009, 12:00am by Martin Zhou

    ... Martin Zhou Authorities in Shaanxi have started to build new housing for residents of Fengxiang county whose homes became uninhabitable due to pollution from a nearby smelter. But the move has done little to soothe their anger. More than 850 children were diagnosed with lead poisoning caused by the factory. Residents said the compensation offered by authorities in conjunction ...

  2. Order restored after factory protest

    Posted Aug 19th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... tearing down the fence and throwing rocks at trucks. There were no fresh protests yesterday but the situation remained tense, with anger simmering among the parents of lead-poisoned children. ... free check-ups and 615 of them have tested positive for lead poisoning so far, which can harm the nervous and reproductive systems and cause brain damage. Villagers at one of the potential ...

  3. Dinosaur had poisonous fangs, though its venom came in a trickle

    Posted Dec 23rd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... They discovered a few long, backward-pointing fangs that contained grooves- a delivery system for poison. The discovery would help answer some of the most intriguing questions about dinosaurs, such as how ... a serious look at the teeth. Few scientists suspected that dinosaurs used venom on their prey because it seemed unnecessary and there was no poison to be found after 100 million years. Gong said his ...

  4. Battery plant blamed for poisoning children to shut down

    Posted Dec 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... He Huifeng A battery factory in Qingyuan, Guangdong, must shut down after dozens of children- mostly of migrant workers- were made ill by lead poisoning. The government-run Nanfang Daily ... suffering from lead poisoning. The incident is the latest illustrating the heavy environmental price some mainlanders are paying for the nation's rapid economic progress. Bureau head He ...

  5. Official crackdown the new poison for Shaanxi peasants

    Posted Dec 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Choi Chi-yuk in Fengxiang They were desperate to have their voices heard when lead poisoning destroyed their health and families, but now they have fallen prey to another source ... 600 children were confirmed to have lead poisoning. However, tests were denied to many people over the age of 14, which suggests the total number poisoned could be higher. Residents had ...

  6. Lead poisons third of children in Yunnan

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai About 30 per cent of children under 14 in Yunnan are suffering from some degree of lead poisoning, an official survey has found. The survey was conducted by Yunnan's ... and Henan, Yunnan, which is rich in minerals, has been known for years as one of the worst provinces for lead poisoning. Mr Liu said that in some villages in mining areas, all children checked were ...

  7. Lead-poisoned villagers in Shaanxi fear new location unsafe

    Posted Aug 17th 2009, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Villagers in Shaanxi whose children were made ill by lead poisoning will be relocated more than one kilometre from the smelting plant blamed by the government for releasing ... in Fengxiang county, had tested positive for lead poisoning, Xinhua reported. Han Qinyou, environmental protection monitoring station chief for Baoji, the city with jurisdiction over the county, said ...

  8. Action is needed on poisonings

    Posted Aug 29th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I have been so upset to read about all these cases of poor mainland children getting lead poisoning or poisoning from other chemicals from factories. How can something like this happen? ... or the will to deal with the real problems the people face? These poisonings are going to affect the victims and their families for the rest of their lives. The unscrupulous factory owners should be made ...

  9. Lead poisoning linked to smelter near homes

    Posted Aug 11th 2009, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam More than 300 children from Shaanxi province developed chronic lead poisoning after living just a few hundred metres from a large smelter. An environmental assessment concluded ... because of the air. One mother, Xue Yani, said her eight-year-old boy was diagnosed with lead poisoning last month and had 2.3 times the acceptable level in his body. 'My son is especially ...

  10. Rage at Shaanxi poisoning rises as more young fall sick

    Posted Aug 20th 2009, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... poisoning. The county government said at least 236 out of 285 children under the age of 14 in Gaozuitou village tested positive for poisoning by the heavy metal. It came after unusually high lead ... people in Gaozuitou village, around 5 kilometres away from the smelter, believe their children have also been poisoned by the plant, county officials denied that their illness was caused ...




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