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Environmental Problems Persist for Zijin Mining

Environmental concerns are affecting China's mining activities again. Zijin Mining Group was required to shut down a copper plant in Shanghang in the Fujian province after a team of government investigators found a substantial leakage of waste water on July 3, 2101.

The 9,100 cubic meters of waste water which contained acidic copper ran into a nearby river.

Now the company is reported to have plugged a new leak on the 16th after another 500 cubic meters of waste spilled into the river.

The plant manager, deputy plant manager and the environment safety officer of the Zijinshan Copper Mine were suspended from duty are are being held by the police. As per the statement made by Zijin The waste water was under control by July 18, 2010.

Zijin Mining is one of the largest Chinese gold producers in China. It operates the Zijinshan Gold Mine, the largest open pit gold mine in China, and other three gold mines, accounting for over 20% of China's total gold production.

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Joel relocated to Australia in 1995 from the United Kingdom and spent five years working in the mining industry as an exploration geotechnician. His role involved utilizing GIS mapping and CAD software. Upon transitioning to the North Coast of NSW, Australia, Joel embarked on a career as a graphic designer at a well-known consultancy firm. Subsequently, he established a successful web services business catering to companies across the eastern seaboard of Australia. It was during this time that he conceived and launched News-Medical.Net. Joel has been an integral part of AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000. Joel possesses a keen interest in exploring the boundaries of technology, comprehending its potential impact on society, and actively engaging with AI-driven solutions and advancements.


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