2011年9月19日，中国环保非政府组织自然之友、重庆市绿色志愿者联合会因导致当地居民癌症患病比率畸高的铬渣污染向云南省曲靖市中级人民法院 起诉云南省陆良化工有限公司和云南省和平科技有限公司（该公司被指为陆良化工的关联企业）。有中国的环境法专家认为该案是中国首例由非政府组织提起的环境 公益诉讼，具有里程碑的意义。
- “Cadmium pollution in Yunnan reopens debate over public interest litigation”, Zhang Chun, China Dialogue, 15 Jul 2013
- “Talks Begin in Landmark NGO Environment Case”，Cao Yin & Guo Anfei，China Daily，24 May 2012
作者: Zhang Chun, China Dialogue
After two years China’s first public interest lawsuit brought by NGOs [against Heping Technology and Luliang Chemicals for allegedly dumping 5,000 tonnes of cadmium waste in Luliang county] still has no result…Because the NGOs were unable to cover the high costs of appraising the harm done, the two parties opted for pre-trial mediation...[It] led legal experts to reconsider China’s public interest lawsuits…Hu Jing, a deputy professor…advocates learning from the US. He said that if, as in the US, lawsuits were brought by the environmental authorities, the collection of evidence and appraisals would be much easier and more forceful…The US Environmental Protection Agency…sues polluters [and] oversees clean-up…[In China] it seems difficult for the Ministry of Environmental Protection to bring cases…as “becoming the plaintiff indicates they have failed in their duties,.”.. [T]he new environmental public interest lawsuits tend to be about compensation for harm done, rather than removal of pollution and restoration of the environment...[Also refers to PPG]
作者: Cao Yin & Guo Anfei, China Daily
Lawsuit could mark first time NGOs file public litigation on environment [in China]…The three plaintiffs - Friends of Nature, Chongqing Green Volunteers Union and the Qujing city environmental protection bureau - exchanged evidence with Luliang Chemical Industry, the defendant…said Chang Cheng…of Friends of Nature…Luliang Chemical Industry is accused of discharging more than 5,000 metric tons of highly toxic heavy metal in three townships of Qujing…in 2011. The company did not comment on the case...
作者: Sui-Lee Wee, Reuters
Nothing in Wu Wenyong’s rural childhood hinted he would end up on a hospital bed aged 15, battling two kinds of cancer…3 km…from Wu’s home stands a three-story high hill of chromium slag produced from the Yunnan Luliang Peace Technology Company. The runoff from chromium-6, listed as a carcinogen by the World Health Organization, seeped into the Nanpan, turning its waters yellow…[A] coalition of environmental advocacy groups, who have filed a public interest lawsuit for residents of Xiaoxin and nearby Xinglong in a special environment court…The groups want the privately owned company to establish a 10 million yuan ($1.6 million) compensation fund for an environmental clean-up…The company declined Reuters’ request for an interview… In September, the local government arrested five people for the dumping and ordered the company to halt production of chromium and sodium dichromate...Li said he was “cautiously optimistic” about prospects for victory in the Qujing case — which he said he had raised in his discussions with the government.
- 另见: China: NGOs file lawsuit against Yunnan Luliang Peace Technology alleging pollution, asking company to pay for environmental clean up Luliang Chemical Industry & Peace Technology lawsuit (re heavy metal pollution in China)
- 深度追踪: Latest Legal News
- 相关企业: Yunnan Luliang Peace Technology (part of Peace Chemical & Industry)
作者: Want China Times [Taiwan]
Officials in southern China have denied reports that [Heping] chemical plant which was ordered to shut down after heavy metal waste killed dozens of farm animals had resumed operations…The plant suspended its production in August by order of the Ministry of Environmental Protection...The company started detoxifying hazardous chromium residues in late September and will begin operations in a second waste processing facility in the first half of 2012, according to China Daily…[T]he chromium-contaminated waste has still been piled around the site without safeguards against seepage and has thus threatened water and soil... Xinhua reported that the plant had apparently started up again according to local residents and its own reporters, triggering speculation that it had resumed production in defiance of its ban…