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A court in the central province of Hubei has decided to proceed with a lawsuit against a chemical company that contaminated over 33 hectares of forest land by dumping untreated wastewater and another fertilizer firm that allegedly aided it to break the law, an NGO said.
China Biodiversity Conservation and Green Development Foundation, a non-governmental organization in Beijing, said on its Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, on April 2 that the court will hear the case filed against two subsidiaries of Hubei Yihua Group Co. Ltd., one of the major fertilizer and chemical producers in the country.
The lawsuit is among a handful of cases to get accepted among dozens filed by the NGO. The organization filed 21 cases from January to November last year, but only six have been accepted, the group’s deputy secretary, Ma Yong, said.
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