Aug 31, 2011 06:30 PM

Chromium Found in Southeast Yunnan Groundwater

(Beijing) -- A survey on chromium pollution in Yunnan Province found high concentrations of the toxic chemical hexavalent chromium in groundwater near chromium dumps, raising concerns over the health and safety of local residents and those living along the Nanpan River which flows through the region.

In early August, the Chinese office of the international environmental protection group Greenpeace dispatched a team to Yunnan to survey water quality following the recent reports of rampant chromium dumping.

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