China cracks down on lead emissions

Associated Press: China is cracking down on emissions of lead and other heavy metals following a spate of poisoning cases and reports that much of the country`s soil is contaminated with toxic materials. Rules viewed yesterday on the website of the Ministry of Environmental Protection order criminal penalties for businesses and local officials who violate restrictions on use of the toxins. They were announced after dozens of children living near a battery plant in southern China`s Guangdong Province were reportedly......

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