Good job bringing this to light. People won't realise how huge the problem is and municipalities are woefully ill equipped to...
Agreed; mining can never be sustainable, but then how do you get the metals to make all the things you need in the course of...
Very good piece.
Chinese authorities and a dredging contractor are
involved in a mud-slinging match.
The government stopped the contractor, Gitanes Engineering, from
dumping nearly 250,000 cu m of
sludge in Chinese waters. The dispute over contaminated mud has
reached the High Court with the
contractor issuing a writ claiming
US $18.76 million damages. The
row started in July when Gitanes
applied to the environmental protection department for a mudloading permit, which was cleared
only 64 days after it was lodged.
The delay cost the company more
than US $25 million in compensation, labour and shipping costs.