Luobei county graphite operations halted after reports of environmental violations

By Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 17 December 2021

Graphite production operations in the major production hub of Luobei county, in China’s Heilongjiang province, have been shut down after reports were filed by the central ecological and environmental protection supervision group, alleging unregulated construction and operations.

The widespread shutdowns of graphite operations were announced by the country’s Ministry of Ecology & Environment (MEE) on Thursday November 16.

Environmental violations in the region include over-emission of industrial waste gas, factory construction without an audited environmental impact assessment (EIA) report, and illegally occupying forest land, wetland and...

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