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12.07.2011 21:00

Blowing Smoke in Waste Incineration

After losing the first round of the legal battle, Xie Yong has now pushed his son's battle against a local waste incinerator to an appeals court
By staff reporter Wang Xiaoqing
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In bursts of public demonstrations, fears toward the harmful effects of waste incinerators tend to recurrently rise and then dissipate.

But evidence is building on the severe effects that a high concentration of cancer-causing dioxins can have on human health, and some are taking their grievances from the streets to the courts. China's first case launched against a waste incineration company is still alive in the courts, but legal experts say that with the government's current stance on civil litigation, the case may remain in limbo.

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