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The clean-up begins on China’s dirty secret – soil pollution | guardian.co.uk

The Bonn Challenge is a global land restoration initiative that aims to tackle the issue that is increasingly concerning scientists

Jonathan Watts

Nowhere is the global push to restore degraded land likely to be more important, complex and expensive than in China, where vast swaths of the soil are contaminated by arsenic and heavy metals from mines and factories.

Scientists told the Guardian that this is likely to prove a bigger long-term problem than air and water pollution, with potentially dire consequences for food production and human health.

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