China: Govt. pollution regulators raise concerns about China Minmetals' environmental record
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Author: David Stanway, Thomson Reuters
"China pollution regulators slam metals giant Minmetals for violations", 1 August 2017
Chinese inspectors have accused subsidiaries of state-owned China Minmetals Group of repeatedly violating pollution rules in the major rice-growing province of Hunan, part of a drive by Beijing to force corporate offenders to toe the line. In an audit published by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) on Monday, the inspectors said nonferrous metals producers in Hunan had failed to address a series of violations. Most were units of Minmetals, one of the country’s biggest mining and metals trading firms, the audit said...Environmental campaigners welcomed the MEP audit as significant step...In many regions, wastewater runoffs from mines are used directly to irrigate farmland and its main river, the Xiang, is one of China’s most polluted...
Author: China Minmetals