China: Customs seizes 217 tons of barred solid litter
(MENAFN) According to local customs, customs representatives in the coastal city of Qingdao in east China's Shandong Province have seized 217 tons of illegally-imported solid waste.
The customs officials stated that they tested 10 containers of merchandise affirmed as steelmaking accelerators after they saw abnormality during X-ray scans.
The substances of the containers were recognized as a combination of molten slag, dross and other objects, which are barred solid waste.
China started importing solid litter as a supply of raw objects in the 1980s and has for years been the world's main importer of the product, in spite of its feeble waste removal ability. Some firms have earned money by unlawfully taking foreign litter into the country, which causes a huge risk to the environment and public health.
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