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    Wave of hornet attacks kills 28 in southern Shaanxi

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    Asian giant hornets, or Vespa mandarinia, devastate southern Shaanxi province very autumn

    A spate of hornet attacks in southern Shaanxi province has resulted in 28 deaths and hundreds of injuries, a local newspaper reported.

    Most of those affected are in remote rural areas of the cities of Ankang, Hanzhong and Shangluo, the province’s Chinese Business reported on Thursday.

    The thumb-sized hornets, known as Asian giant hornets or Vespa mandarinia, are known for their highly toxic stings. Multiple stings may be fatal to humans without immediate medical treatment.

    One patient being treated in an Ankang hospital suffered acute renal failure after hornets stung him on the head and legs, the report said. He claimed the hornets chased him over a distance of more than 200 metres.

    A 55-year old woman from the same village told the newspaper that she was stung more than 200 times. She had been hospitalised for almost a month and was still incontinent, the report said.

    “Patients with more than 10 hornet stings should seek medical attention. Those with more than 30 stings need immediate emergency treatment,” a director of Ankang Disease Control Centre told the newspaper.

    He added that swarms of hornets were common in the area every autumn, prompting the hospital to set up a panel specialising in the treatment of hornet stings.

    Ankang’s fire department had removed over 300 hornet nests from crowded residential areas since July, in an attempt to address the problem.

    Local hospital authorities also said they were working on a plan to provide patients with exceptional subsidies, in a bid to address the heavy financial burden placed on impoverished rural residents.

    One patient surnamed Chen claimed he had spent over 10,000 yuan (HK$12,600) on medical expenses and did not know how much more he would have to pay before he was fully recovered.

    Wave of hornet attacks kills 28 in southern Shaanxi | South China Morning Post
     
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    Nearly 20 percent of Chinese farmland contaminated

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    A new official report has confirmed that one fifth of Chinese farmland is polluted. It cites the main causes as industry and agriculture. The report was originally a state secret and names heavy metals such as arsenic and cadmium as main pollutants.

    The report on the website of the Ministry of Environmental Protection confirms the extent of soil pollution in China as a result of the country's dramatic industrialization, overuse of farm chemicals and minimal environmental protection.

    The survey describes deserted industrial and mining land as the most polluted and the quality of farmland it says is worrying, while overall situation it says is "not optimistic."

    Started in 2005 and finished in December 2013, the study covered about 630 square kilometers of land and took around 100,000 samples across China.

    70 percent of the samples were "lightly polluted" with pollution levels at twice the national standard and 7 percent were "heavily polluted" with levels more than five times the national standard.

    Most of the land surveyed is on the east coast of China, which is the most industrial part of the country. Although the report found that the southwest of the country was particularly badly hit by heavy metal pollution.

    In the case of heavy metal pollution, health risks can take decades to emerge and health officials have already admitted the existence of so-called “cancer villages,” where cancer rates are way above the national average in towns and villages next to large industrial enterprises and factories.

    The study released by the Chinese government was originally labeled as a state secret, so it is unclear whether what was released comprises all the information and data that was collected.

    Dong Zhengwei, a Beijing based lawyer, who requested the findings of the study was initially refused and told that the ministry could only release a few details.

    Chex Xiwen, the deputy director of China's top agricultural authority, admitted in January that millions of hectares of farmland may have to be withdrawn from use because of pollution by heavy metals, particularly cadmium, nickel and arsenic, the Guardian reported.

    Last December the vice minister of land and resources estimated that 3.3 million hectares of land, mostly in grain producing regions, is polluted.

    Public anger at the staggering extent of the problem has played a large part in pressuring the government to release data on pollution. Even some quarters of the state media are clamoring for more openness. The Communist Party run People's Daily said "covering this up only makes people think: We're being lied to."

    It is this pressure which forced the ministry's hand in giving Zhengwei at least some information. Without this, "public anger would get stronger, and soil contamination would deteriorate, while news of cancer villages and poisonous rice would continue to spring up," he told AP.

    One of the major concerns for scientists and doctors is Cadmium, a carcinogenic metal that causes kidney damage, which is absorbed by rice. Last May authorities launched an investigation into rice mills in southern China after half of the rice supplies in the city of Guangzhou were found to be contaminated with cadmium.

    In early 2013, the Nanfang Daily reported that tens of thousands of cadmium-tainted rice had been sold to a noodle maker, but the effects of eating toxic produce can take 10-30 years to develop as a disease.

    Water and air pollution is also a serious problem in China but soil pollution has to date received a lot less attention.

    Nearly 20 percent of Chinese farmland contaminated — RT News
     
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