02 Sep '11, 12am

Pollution in Apple's Chinese Supply Chain

This report is the second issued by a coaltion of Chinese environmental groups, and details pollution problems and related health issues at factories run by five of Apple's suppliers. Among the allegations in the report: • Meiko Electronics plant in Guangzhou, a suspected PCB supplier to Apple Inc., was found in violation of environmental rules 10 times within a few months, after what the report calls schemes "to conceal their environmental violations." • Meiko's plant in Wuhan was found to be discharging heavy metals directly into Nantaizi Lake; copper content in a sediment sample was found to be 56 to 193 times of that in the sediment in other lakes. • Two factories in Tongxin have taken a once-prosperous village and bought up the arable land at under-market rates, and villagers say since the factories have been built, the "village's stream that once had relatively clean...

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