An official from China’s environment ministry described the nation’s rural environment as “grim”. Photo: AFP

China outlines new plan to tackle rural pollution caused by heavy metals

  • Policy will investigate, treat farmland that has been contaminated by the mining and smelting of heavy metals like lead, zinc and cadmium, Beijing says
  • Environment ministry official describes state of agricultural and rural areas as ‘grim’
Topic |   China pollution

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An official from China’s environment ministry described the nation’s rural environment as “grim”. Photo: AFP
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