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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.

Joel Scanlon

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Joel, originally from the UK, emigrated to Australia in 1995 and spent 5 years working in the mining industry as an exploration Geo-technician where he developed skills in GIS Mapping and CAD. Joel also spent a year working underground in a gold/copper mine. Upon moving to the North Coast of NSW, Australia Joel worked as a graphic designer for a leading consultancy firm before starting a successful business providing graphic and web design services to local businesses on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Joel is skilled in project management, web programming, design, animation, database and networking, software and editing. Joel has been with AZoNetwork since its inception in 2000.

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