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Web Date: May 26, 2011

China Clamps Down On Lead Emissions

Pollution: After poisonings, government sets tougher policy
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Environmental SCENE
Keywords: China pollution, Lead

In the wake of serious poisonings linked to pollution from a lead-acid battery plant, China is cracking down on industries that use or recycle heavy metals.

The move comes after pollution from a battery plant in eastern China's Zhejiang province caused high blood-lead levels in more than 300 people, nearly a third of them children, China's Ministry of Environmental Protection said in a statement. Twenty-seven children and 26 adults were hospitalized due to exposure to . . .

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