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  1. Dead fish, toxic drinking water... Now for the human toll

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... economic development and environmental protection. Non-ferrous metals are precious resources which need careful handling, said Liao Jincheng, a Hechi official in charge of economic planning. ... of the river. The chimneys mostly belong to metal smelters, one of which was responsible for January's poisoning of the Longjiang, an upstream tributary of the Pearl River. The authorities ...

  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 of a mining centre in the international media spotlight. The spill, thought to be the worst heavy metal pollution in decades, is believed to have been caused by the illegal dumping of an estimated 20 ...

  3. Toxic metal spill may be worst in decades

    Posted Feb 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing jiangtao.shi@scmp.com Environmental experts say the toxic metal contamination of a tributary of the Pearl River in Guangxi may evolve into the mainland's worst chemical spill in decades. Local officials have been accused of lax management and secrecy in dealing with the contamination. As much as 20 tonnes of cadmium, one of the most toxic of metals, may ...

  4. Three hurt as car hits metal gate

    Posted Jun 17th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A woman died last night after a Mercedes-Benz car crashed into a metal gate at Lady Trench Polyclinic car park in Hau Tei Square, Tsuen Wan, yesterday. The driver and two passengers were injured. Last night, the female passenger, 75, died and the male driver, 48, was in serious condition in Princess Margaret Hospital. The woman's son, 42, was in stable condition ...

  5. Metals producers restore operations

    Posted Feb 13th 2008, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Carol Chan Metals producers including Jiangxi Copper and Hunan Nonferrous Metals Corp have started to restore operations after snowstorms forced them to cut back production. At Jiangxi ... when operations will be fully restored,' he said. The mainland's worst snowstorms in 50 years, which caused power shortages and paralysed transportation systems, crippled metal ...

  6. News - World - AVIATION

    Continental Airlines cleared of crime in Concorde disaster

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... been convicted of involuntary homicide in 2010 on the basis of expert testimony that the crash of the supersonic jet was caused by a piece of metal that fell from one of its planes onto ... of John Taylor, the Continental engineer whose maintenance work had been blamed for the strip of metal falling off a DC10 airliner. But the court upheld the first trial's conclusion ...

  7. Mandatory recycling laws urgently needed

    Posted Apr 07th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Settlement charity, but the rest, recovered from rubbish, are shipped elsewhere in the region. This is not recycling- breaking circuit boards apart to recover precious metals, melting lead-filled TV ...

  8. Lifestyle - Health - QUIZ CADMIUM

    Quiz: Cadmium in food

    Posted Sep 25th 2012, 12:00am by JEANETTE WANG

    ... Jeanette Wang jeanette.wang@scmp.com Cadmium, a heavy metal that occurs naturally in the earth's crust, ranks high on the list of environmental toxins that pose considerable health ... how cadmium accumulates in certain plants. He suggests using breeding techniques to develop crops that transport less of the heavy metal to the grain. The Joint Food and Agriculture ...

  9. Cadmium spill sees plants given marching orders

    Posted Feb 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com All heavy-metal smelting plants in Hechi, Guangxi province, will be relocated by 2015, a move that comes amid ongoing efforts to tackle a toxic ... the city had 72 large, heavy-metal smelters and 82 small ones. Heavy-metal-related businesses are among the pillar industries of Hechi and account for 12 per cent of the city's economy, ...

  10. Asian factories among the least safe, group says

    Posted Apr 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... conditions expose workers to health threats such as toxic-metal poisoning even as they and their families struggle to gain recognition, compensation and justice, the Asia Monitor Resource Centre says ... with poor safety standards. Cadmium, an extremely toxic metal, is commonly found at industrial workplaces. Because the maximum safe limit for exposure to cadmium is low, overexposure may occur even ...




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