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[GreenYes] REUTERS: Chinese primary metals smelter dumps toxins in city water



http://today.reuters.com/news/newsArticle.aspx?type=worldNews&storyID=2005-12-22T092549Z_01_MOL218988_RTRUKOC_0_US-ENVIRONMENT-CHINA-SPILL.xml&archived=False

Another reminder that MINING SUCKS. Most people have already forgotten about Europe's Danube River disaster 5 years ago, when the copper smelters killed all the fish. The scale of toxins from primary metal mining dwarfs the dirtiest recycling operations on the planet.

This is a smelter for lead and zinc which means it purchases mining concentrates from Chinese and Indonesian mining operations; the chemical leaks of cadmium and Benzoate are not necessary in recycling smelting operations.




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