Beijing: Ten Chinese officials have been
punished for lead poisoning from battery factory that affected
the health of over 200 children in an eastern province.
Local officials have been punished after battery
factory emissions for the incident in Anhui Province, official
Xinhua news agency reported today.
Ten officials in Anqing City received punishments
ranging from administrative warnings to removal from office,
the report said, adding high lead blood levels were detected
in more than 200 children in the county and 23 of them were
hospitalised earlier this month.
The local government confirmed lead emissions from
Borui Battery Co Ltd caused the poisoning.
Huaining County magistrate Liu Feiyue, and vice
magistrate, Cao Ziquan were given demerits while three
officials, including Huaining Environmental Protection Bureau
director Zhao Yiping were fired.