China shuts battery factories due to lead poisoning

Battery factories across China have been closed amid fears about poisoning from metals used by the industry. About 74 people have been detained after reports that more than 100 people, including children, were effected [sic] by lead and cadmium poisoning. Full Story »

Posted by Jon Mitchell - via Google News (China), BBC News, Vincent J Iori (t), Sirajul Islam (t)
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Posted by: Posted by Jon Mitchell - May 30, 2011 - 8:28 AM PDT
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Edited by: Jon Mitchell - May 30, 2011 - 9:05 AM PDT

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Jon Mitchell
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by Jon Mitchell - May. 30, 2011

Embarrassing typo in the lead paragraph. Also, the story is pretty superficial for something this grave.

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by Sky Black - May. 30, 2011

As with much news from and about China it doesn't give the whole picture. It only gives hints on the extent of China's environmental and economic problems. Check out the new sink hole in China (skynews business section.) And check ongoing news of Apples sweatshops in China.

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