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Last updated 2/22/2017 at Noon
A mining company in southern China releases red clay and toxins into the local water system. The toxins find their way into the wells of the small town of Shaoguan. While there was no data to determine the health risk, villagers in the rural community decide it is not a good idea to eat the rice or other agricultural products they have produced. As this is their only source of income, they transport and sell their tainted food products to larger cities in the area.
Are there environmental laws in China? Of course there are. Zhang Jingjing leads the Center for Legal Assistance to Pollution...