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Dec 16, 2021 07:42 PM
CHINA

Top Metal Producers Ordered to Comply With Environmental Rules Amid Probe

Staff from the Central Ecological Environmental Protection Supervision Group take samples at the drainage outlet of a facility affiliated to China National Gold Group in September 2021. Photo: Ministry of Ecology and Environment
Staff from the Central Ecological Environmental Protection Supervision Group take samples at the drainage outlet of a facility affiliated to China National Gold Group in September 2021. Photo: Ministry of Ecology and Environment

China’s environmental inspectors have urged top metal producers and provincial authorities to clean up their acts after a probe into environmental compliance discovered a string of violations, including illegal mining and monitoring data fraud.

In reports published after meetings held from Sunday to Tuesday, central government inspectors noted significant environmental risks uncovered during the probe, in particular affecting the Yangtze River, Asia’s longest river, which provides drinking water for millions of people, according to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

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