Date
20 October 2017

Hunan to revitalize contaminated land, paper says

Hunan province, one of China’s key industrial hubs, aims to rehabilitate polluted land in a green project drive to combat the effects of heavy metal contamination, China Daily reported Monday. Peng Xiuli, deputy director of the rural work department of Hunan province, was quoted as saying that the government has assembled a team of experts to investigate and study pollution caused by the heavy metal industry, and that special funding has been allocated. The government is planning measures to cover three aspects — changing the crops on the polluted farmland; reducing land pollution through scientific measures; and enforcing the treatment of slag, or industrial waste, the official said. 

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