SHANGHAI, Jan. 5 (SMM) -- The local government of Dafeng city in Jiangsu province announced on January 3rd 2010 that 51 of more than 110 children in Hekou village in Dafeng economic development zone, were found to have excess lead in their blood after tests.
Jiangsu Dafeng Shengxiang Power Source Company, which was identified as the source of lead poisoning has been shut down. The company, less than 100 miles away from the village is mainly engaged in producing lead-acid batteries, with lead ingot as the main raw material.
The local government has already organized all the children living in the area to conduct blood lead tests, and will further investigations.
Jiangsu Dafeng Shengxiang Power Source Company was put into production in March 2007. The company passed the test that installations for the prevention and control of pollution at a construction project must be designed, built and commissioned together with the principal part of the project. However, the relevant environment supervision department required the company to suspend production on November 20th, 2009, as its lead dust emission exceeded the standard level. On November 24th, the company was shut down.
(Edited by SMM)