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Pollution Scare Exposes China’s Oversight in Hazardous Chemicals

Anxiety is growing among parents in eastern China about contaminated soil and underground water after nearly 500 students from a middle school developed illnesses that are possibly linked to chemical pollution at a nearby site. The pollution scare is yet another reminder of the seriousness of China’s chemical pollution problem and exposes gaping holes in the country’s management of hazardous materials, analysts say. State-owned CCTV reports 493 students from Changzhou Foreign Language...

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