Cross-Boundary Water Pollution

Chinese Court Moves to Halt Cross-Boundary Water Pollution

Date of Release: 
Jan 26 2016

A Chinese court ruled this month for a nongovernmental public interest group in its effort to use a new provision in the legal system to stop cross-boundary water pollution.

A court in the Wanzhou district of the state-level municipality of Chongqing in south-central China ruled in favor of Chongqing Green Volunteer Association, which had filed a public interest lawsuit against a mining company in neighboring Hubei province for the pollution that contaminated a local reservoir in the Three Gorges Reservoir area.

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