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NEW YORK ( Trefis) -- The Chinese government has decided to tackle heavy metal pollution head on as there has been a public outcry on increasing incidents of acid contamination from copper mines and drinking water being threatened by cadmium spills.
The government has decided to conduct a review of lead-related industries, which are considered the biggest pollutants, and strengthen the monitoring of pollutants from them. This comes in the wake of a heavy metal measurement plan China had issued last year to tackle five key industries, including that of lead acid batteries. The document contained specific information on 1,962 lead battery makers, including volume and discharged waste water for each one of them.
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