09 Oct '11, 7pm

Clean Error: JinkoSolar plant, shut down three weeks ago, back in business - - #CleanError #JinkoSolar #pollution

Clean Error: JinkoSolar plant, shut down three weeks ago, back in business - - #CleanError #JinkoSolar #pollution

Photovoltaic panels via Shutterstock The next chapter in the tale of JinkoSolar begins Monday. Where it goes from there is anyone's guess. Last month the Chinese government forced JinkoSolar, a solar power product manufacturer, to shut down its plant in the east-China city of Haining, home to some 650,000 people. The closure came on the heels of days-long protests by hundreds of locals who claimed that the JinkoSolar plant was contaminating water and killing fish. Less than three weeks later, the plant is opening back up . Production will resume Monday, 10 October, following what JinkoSolar claims was an exhaustive investigation into the alleged pollution. The investigation, which was carried out by Zheijang Jinko Co., a subsidiary of JinkoSolar, found that the plant had indeed discharged fluoride into a nearby waterway after "unforeseen extreme weather conditions." The st...

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