Pollution from Heavy Metals Devastates Farmland

February 21st, 2013 by Steve

In this article by the South China Morning Posts, it discusses soil pollutants in China which¬†included heavy metals, pesticides and organic matter, with heavy metals – mainly cadmium, arsenic, chromium and lead – the main pollutants on the mainland.¬† In a policy directive issued late last month, the State Council ordered local governments to “attach great importance” to soil pollution and says the government aims by 2015 to “regularly monitor” the soil quality of 60 per cent of farmland and all drinking water sources that serve more than 500,000 people.



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