Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Asia-s-Largest-Lead-and-Zinc-Mine-in-China-27MZIFJXG1CPF.htmlConceptually similarAsia's Largest Lead and Zinc Mine in ChinaGP0STR05ACompleted★★★★★★Asia's Largest Lead and Zinc Mine in ChinaGP0STR05BCompleted★★★★★★Asia's Largest Lead and Zinc Mine in ChinaGP0STR05DCompleted★★★★★★Asia's Largest Lead and Zinc Mine in ChinaGP0STP38SCompleted★★★★Asia's Largest Lead and Zinc Mine in ChinaGP0STP38QCompleted★★★★Aerial View of Asia's Largest Lead and Zinc Mine in ChinaGP0STP38WCompleted★★★★Factory Outflow Pipe in ChinaGP02GDJCompleted★★★★★★Pollution Causes Crop Failure in ChinaGP0234ZCompleted★★★★Lead Smelter in ChinaGP02353Completed★★★★View AllGP0STR05CAsia's Largest Lead and Zinc Mine in ChinaThe machines at the mine operate seven days a week. Every day from 6am until 6pm the mountainside gets blasted. The rumbling sounds of the explosions can be heard from as far as 2km away.Locations:Asia-China-Yunnan ProvinceDate:21 May, 2015Credit:© Ke Lin / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4256px X 2832pxKeywords:Day-KWCI (GPI)-Landscapes-Metal processing plants-Metals-Mines-Mining-Outdoors-Pollution-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Relocation Dream: Investigation at Asia's Largest Lead Mine in ChinaA Greenpeace East Asia (GPEA) investigation has found severe heavy metal pollution and serious health problems at Asia's largest zinc and lead mine and smelting plant in Jinding Town, Lanping County, Yunnan. The findings come against a backdrop of stricter national regulations on the heavy metals industry. In Lanping, one of China's most impoverished counties, however, the Yunnan Provincial Government and Yunnan Jinding Zinc Corporation Ltd., the mine owners, have recklessly compromised the environment and the health of locals in the pursuit of profit.