Permalink: https://media.greenpeace.org/archive/Tailings-Pool-of-a-Lead-and-Zinc-Smelting-Plant-in-China-27MZIFJXG1ICT.htmlConceptually similarTailings Pool of a Lead and Zinc Smelting Plant in ChinaGP0STP38TCompleted★★★★Tailings Pool of a Lead and Zinc Smelting Plant in ChinaGP0STR059Incoming★★★★Tailings Pool of a Lead and Zinc Smelting Plant in ChinaGP0STP38VCompleted★★★★Lead Mine Wastewater in ChinaGP02352Completed★★★★Contaminated Rice Crops in Hunan Province, ChinaGP0STSMNZCompleted★★★★Rice Harvesters in Hunan Province, ChinaGP0STSMO2Completed★★★★Pollution Causes Crop Failure in ChinaGP0234ZCompleted★★★★Aerial View of Asia's Largest Lead and Zinc Mine in ChinaGP0STP38WCompleted★★★★Polluting Plant Closed by Chinese GovernmentGP02354Completed★★★★View AllGP0STR058Tailings Pool of a Lead and Zinc Smelting Plant in ChinaThis mountain valley is the place chosen by the smelting plant to discharge their tailings. On one side stones have been used to dam up the lake, creating a large tailings pool. Dozens of water pipes continuously pour out black slurry, which dries out in the sun and solidifies into a grey mud which contains all sorts of poisonous elements, forming a large, poisonous lake.Locations:Asia-China-East Asia-Yunnan ProvinceDate:23 May, 2015Maximum size:3431px X 2579pxKeywords:Aerial view-Day-Lakes-Landscapes-Metal processing plants-Metals-Mines-Mining-Outdoors-Pollution-Roads-Sewage-Toxics (campaign title)-Water-Water pollutionShoot:Aerial View of Asia's Largest Lead and Zinc 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.