WSJ: China Reportedly Probing Apple’s Two Suppliers Over Releasing Water Tainted Toxic Metals In The Rivers

Posted on Aug 5 2013 - 12:11pm by Editorial Staff

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that China reportedly probing two of Apple’s Taiwan-based suppliers – Foxconn and UniMicron over pollution allegations. The two companies were found releasing water tainted toxic metals in the rivers.

Ding Youdong, the vice director of China’s environmental regulator local arm told Journal that officials are carrying out investigations in an industrial area at Kunshan, an area which is 40 miles west of Shanghai. Youdong added that plants are found to be “severely exceeding emissions standards” while it may take some time for the complete inspection to be done.

The Journal noted further that the duos – Foxconn said that it complies with emission standards – while other supplier UniMicron added that it has hired a third party to inspect its wastewater quarterly.

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