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Article
20 May 2011
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Auteur: Xinhua

A total of 136 people residing near a battery plant in...Guangdong Province have been found to have excessive lead levels in their blood...Those with excessive lead levels live near Heyuan Sanwei battery…59 were diagnosed with lead poisoning, said the...

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Article
2 February 2011

Mongolie : les terres rares empoisonnent l'environnement

Auteur: Stéphane Pambrun, Novethic [France]

Baotou, en Mongolie intérieure. Une ville écrasée en permanence par un brouillard à l'odeur âcre et un paysage de désolation qui résultent de plusieurs années d'exploitation intensive de terres rares...L’extraction des terres rares et son raffinage...

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7 January 2011
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Article
7 January 2011
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Auteur: Royston Chan, Reuters

Parents of children poisoned by lead in eastern China are demanding answers and compensation from the government after the country's latest incident of heavy metal pollution made more than 200 sick. Authorities in Gaohe in eastern Anhui province have...

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Article
27 September 2010

Métal Blanc définitivement condamnée

Auteur: Célia Fontaine, Journal de l'environnement [France]

L’usine Métal Blanc a été condamnée le 21 septembre dernier pour pollution au plomb et mise en danger de la vie d’autrui. La chambre criminelle de la cour de cassation a rejeté le pourvoi qui avait été formé par l'entreprise de retraitement de...

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Article
24 August 2010
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Auteur: José Acosta, CESTA, en Diario Co Latino [El Salvador]

El plomo es uno de los metales de mayor efecto dañino para la salud de las personas y para los ecosistemas. Niveles de plomo en la sangre arriba de 10 microgramos por decilitro mcg/dl, en niños/as daña el cerebro y el sistema nervioso...En adultos.....

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Article
11 June 2010
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Auteur: Adianto P. Simamora, The Jakarta Post

Blood samples taken from children living near illegal lead battery smelters in Greater Jakarta show an average blood lead level almost four times higher than acceptable, according to a report...The children’s high blood lead levels might damage their...

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Article
14 March 2010
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Auteur: Tunde Akingbade, Guardian [Nigeria]

...[A] consignment made up of lead - which causes mental retardation in children and malformation of genes - [has] vanished from sites in Oyo State...The wastes...had been allegedly dumped by a company known as West African Batteries Ltd - makers of...

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Article
26 December 2009
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Auteur: Keith Bradsher, New York Times

Some of the greenest technologies of the age, from electric cars to efficient light bulbs to very large wind turbines, are made possible by an unusual group of elements called rare earths... These elements come almost entirely from China, from some of...

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17 November 2009
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Auteur: Occupational Knowledge Intl.

Widespread lead poisoning will result from the planned distribution of a billion computers to developing countries by technology companies and charities, according to a new study. "The lead from batteries needed to power these computers will result in...

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