Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Contaminated-Rice-Crops-in-Hunan-Province--China-27MZIFJWMVASC.htmlConceptually similarContamination of Soils and Rice in Hunan Province, ChinaGP0STSMNMCompleted★★★★Rice Harvesters in Hunan Province, ChinaGP0STSMO2Completed★★★★Contamination of Soils and Rice in Hunan Province, ChinaGP0STSMO1Completed★★★★Contamination of Soils and Rice in Hunan Province, ChinaGP0STSMNDCompleted★★★★Contamination of Soils and Rice in Hunan Province, ChinaGP0STSMNVCompleted★★★★Contamination of Soils and Rice in Hunan Province, ChinaGP0STSMNWCompleted★★★★Contamination of Soils and Rice in Hunan Province, ChinaGP0STSMNRCompleted★★★★Local Population with Lead Poisoning in Hunan Province, ChinaGP0STSMO0Completed★★★★Blackened Rice in ChinaGP02351Completed★★★★★★View AllGP0STSMNZContaminated Rice Crops in Hunan Province, ChinaDapu Town, Hengdong County, Hunan Province. In their own paddy fields, the villagers were holding the poisonous rice that was polluted by the lead copper industry and was yellowish and empty.Distribution of metals in soils from uncultivated land, soils from rice fields and in rice grown in the area of an industrial complex with metal smelting and processing facilities in Hunan Province, China.In original language:湖南衡东县稻米重金属污染调查2013年9月27日，湖南省衡东县大浦镇。村民在自家的稻谷地里手捧着被领欣铜业污染泛黄且空壳的毒稻谷。Locations:Asia-China-East Asia-HunanDate:27 Sep, 2013Credit:© Liu Feiyue / GreenpeaceMaximum size:4424px X 2949pxKeywords:Crops-Day-Farmers-Fields-Groundwater contamination-Hands-Health-KWCI (GPI)-Land pollution-Local population-Men-Metals-One person-Outdoors-Pollutants-Toxics (campaign title)Shoot:Contamination of Soils and Rice in Hunan Province, ChinaGreenpeace conducted a field survey in Hengdong Industrial Park (Dapu), Hengyang City, Hunan Province from July to September 2013, and sampled rice, paddy soil and surface water samples from five surrounding villages. The results showed that 12 of the 13 rice samples had excessive cadmium content and contained other heavy metals such as lead, mercury and arsenic. The highest cadmium content was 21 times higher than the national standard. The cadmium content of the paddy soil samples all exceeded the secondary standard of soil environmental quality, more than three times the standard. Combined with the analysis of local leading wind direction and field test results, it shows that the non-ferrous metal enterprises in the industrial park are an important source of local heavy metal pollution.In April 2014, Greenpeace released the report ““Colored Rice”: Investigation of Heavy Metal Pollution in Rice in Hengdong County, Hunan Province”, exposing the status of heavy metal pollution around Hengdong Industrial Park (Dapu Tablet) in Hengyang City, Hunan Province.Distribution of metals in soils from uncultivated land, soils from rice fields and in rice grown in the area of an industrial complex with metal smelting and processing facilities in Hunan Province, China.