An excavator rips up the play area and track at the Baiyunlu campus of the Beijing No. 2 Experimental School. Toxic chemicals in the surface allegedly poisoned dozens of pupils. Photo: Xinhua An excavator rips up the play area and track at the Baiyunlu campus of the Beijing No. 2 Experimental School. Toxic chemicals in the surface allegedly poisoned dozens of pupils. Photo: Xinhua
An excavator rips up the play area and track at the Baiyunlu campus of the Beijing No. 2 Experimental School. Toxic chemicals in the surface allegedly poisoned dozens of pupils. Photo: Xinhua

China halts construction of synthetic running tracks in schools after report alleges some were made using industrial waste

Children have also fallen sick, with tests confirming some tracks and playgrounds contain high-levels of noxious chemicals

An excavator rips up the play area and track at the Baiyunlu campus of the Beijing No. 2 Experimental School. Toxic chemicals in the surface allegedly poisoned dozens of pupils. Photo: Xinhua An excavator rips up the play area and track at the Baiyunlu campus of the Beijing No. 2 Experimental School. Toxic chemicals in the surface allegedly poisoned dozens of pupils. Photo: Xinhua
An excavator rips up the play area and track at the Baiyunlu campus of the Beijing No. 2 Experimental School. Toxic chemicals in the surface allegedly poisoned dozens of pupils. Photo: Xinhua
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