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HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Yunnan province is investigating possible lead poisoning in its capital city of Kunming, while smelter officials in its top lead producing city, Gejiu, are worried the provincial government may close local smelters with half a million tonnes of annual capacity.
SHIFANG, China (Reuters) - Lao Zhou splutters with rage when asked if he believes government promises to scrap plans for a copper refinery near his home in southwest China, a project which has sparked violent protests.
THOOTHUKUDI/MUMBAI India (Reuters) - One person died and others were wounded by gunfire in southern India on Wednesday in fresh violence related to protesters' demands that a copper smelter be shut on environmental grounds. The day before at least ten people were killed by police during a mass demonstration against the plant.
KOTA KINABALU: Sabah and China’s Jiangxi province are looking at a “sister province relationship” with an eye to boost industrialisation in Sabah.
KLUANG: Police have arrested eight men, including five foreigners, for apparently smelting copper illegally in Simpang Renggam near here.
SANTIAGO (Reuters) - A record-breaking drought in Chile is impacting mining operations and forcing companies to escalate their search for more sources of water, from water treatment and pricey desalination plants to even encouraging workers to use less water in the shower.