China's Soil Increasingly Contaminated by Toxic Heavy Metals;
Public Health and Cropland Catastrophes Loom
Rising soil and water pollution is threatening China's food security and creating a major public health hazard.
Comment: Foreign Confidential recently reported on a new Japanese technology for treating toxic heavy metals found in coal ash and industrial wastewater. China could benefit greatly from this advancement. In fact, it wouldn't be an exaggeration to suggest that large-scale deployment of the technology could provide the basis for a new era in Sino-Japanese relations, one marked by close cooperation in the environmental sphere.