Steel factories and chemical plants are among the top soil polluters identified in the study. This site, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, shows the aftermath of a chemical plant explosion which last month killed dozens of people and left hundreds of others injured. Photo: Xinhua Steel factories and chemical plants are among the top soil polluters identified in the study. This site, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, shows the aftermath of a chemical plant explosion which last month killed dozens of people and left hundreds of others injured. Photo: Xinhua
Steel factories and chemical plants are among the top soil polluters identified in the study. This site, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, shows the aftermath of a chemical plant explosion which last month killed dozens of people and left hundreds of others injured. Photo: Xinhua
China pollution

Chinese cities reliant on land sales rushing through clean-ups at polluted sites, study finds

  • Researchers from Greenpeace and Nanjing University find ‘strong motive to sell land and do remediation as quickly as possible’ in some big cities
  • Study highlights how rapid redevelopments could mean a higher risk of secondary soil pollution for new occupants

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Steel factories and chemical plants are among the top soil polluters identified in the study. This site, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, shows the aftermath of a chemical plant explosion which last month killed dozens of people and left hundreds of others injured. Photo: Xinhua Steel factories and chemical plants are among the top soil polluters identified in the study. This site, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, shows the aftermath of a chemical plant explosion which last month killed dozens of people and left hundreds of others injured. Photo: Xinhua
Steel factories and chemical plants are among the top soil polluters identified in the study. This site, in the eastern province of Jiangsu, shows the aftermath of a chemical plant explosion which last month killed dozens of people and left hundreds of others injured. Photo: Xinhua
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