Twelve charged for dumping 2,500 tons of toxic waste in Yangtze River

2018-07-17 23:15:44 | From:Xinhua

  Twelve people were charged on Tuesday for allegedly dumping more than 2,500 tons of industrial waste into the Yangtze River in East China's Anhui Province.

  The people's procuratorate of Jinghu district, Wuhu brought the case against a waste treatment company in neighboring Jiangsu Province.

  The accused allegedly subcontracted its garbage to unqualified parties for disposal in January 2017. Three ships transported the garbage from Jiangsu and neighboring Zhejiang Province to Tongling in Anhui in October 2017. The accused allegedly made two failed attempts to dump another 4,410 tons of waste.

  Prosecutors added that the garbage contained toxic substances and polluted the river, soil and underground water in the dumping area.

  Damage caused by disposing the garbage is worth 7.94 million yuan ($1.2 million) and restoring the polluted environment will cost another 3.17 million yuan.


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