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11 May 2013

Chinese take to streets to push environmental concerns [China]

Author: Don Lee, Los Angeles Times [US]

Reflecting growing social tensions over China's high pollution, hundreds of demonstrators marched…to protest the building of a lithium-ion battery plant, while officials…said they might pull the project. The Shanghai protest was the third in recent...

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6 August 2012

Hazardous impunity [Ukraine]

Author: Halya Coynash, KyivPost

A well-known environmentalist, Volodymyr Honcharenko, has died following a brutal and clearly targeted attack...The attack came four days after a press conference at which Mr Honcharenko warned of a “chemical time bomb” from 180 tons of chemically...

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4 March 2012

China Lead Pollution Reportedly Poisons Children

Author: Koh Gui Qing, Reuters

Lead emission from factories and the natural environment in…Guangdong has poisoned 160 children, Xinhua said…Children…were found to have "elevated" levels of lead in their blood after inhaling lead-contaminated air and eating food tainted with lead...

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25 January 2012
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Author: Edgardo Ayala, IPS

…[Mientras los] Tribunales Ambientales…no entren en funcionamiento, los casos…[son] vistos por…juzgados comunes…Sin embargo…algunos casos han logrado avanzar….[como] el…de Baterías Récord, una compañía …acusada de contaminación ambiental agravada...

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13 November 2011

Micro mines “pollute more” than commodity giants

Author: swissinfo.ch

Small mines scratched into the ground in poorly regulated parts of the world cause more pollution than large-scale operations, according to an environmental study...The study, carried out by Green Cross Switzerland and the United States-based...

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6 October 2011

A lead poisoning too far? [China]

Author: Lu Minghe, Southern Weekend [China]

China’s beleaguered lead-acid battery industry has suffered yet another blow – this one landing on American company Johnson Controls, regarded by industry insiders as a “model of health and safety”...[D]ozens of children in...Shanghai’s Pudong...

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3 August 2011

China shuts down 583 plants in lead battery plant overhaul

Author: Xinhua [China]

A total of 583 lead battery manufacturing plants were shut down after government authorities conducted a series of inspections earlier this year in an effort to reduce heavy metal pollution...Operations for 1,015 of the plants were suspended...

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3 June 2011

Legislation on treatment of heavy metal pollution underway [China]

Author: Xinhua [China]

A Chinese environmental official said on Friday that several government departments are working on creating legislation to manage pollution caused by heavy metals…[T]he State Council recently approved a plan for the treatment and reduction of heavy...

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1 June 2011

Can an Environmental Storm Get the Lead Out? [China]

Author: Adam Moser, China Environment Fellow at the US-China Partnership for Environmental Law, Vermont Law School [USA]

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) is generally considered to be understaffed and weak…The recent crackdown…on lead battery manufacturers and smelters is a grand example of powerful environmental enforcement… Forcing all polluters to...

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31 May 2011
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Author: AFP

Les autorités chinoises ont arrêté 74 personnes et suspendu la production de nombreuses usines suite à un nouveau scandale d'intoxication au plomb, a annoncé le gouvernement de la province orientale du Zhejiang. Un total de 172 personnes, dont 53...

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