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The county has large reserves of coal, iron, lead, zinc, and germanium. Mining had been and remains a major industry; however, inadequate management and regulation of zinc mining has resulted in wide-spread cadmium poisoning.
- Wang Jingfeng (March 1, 2013). "Zinc Agony in Hezhang: A mining boom in Guizhou Province resulted in widespread dumping of toxic waste – but decades later, the local government is still unwilling to release officials figures on pollution". Caixin. Retrieved March 1, 2013.
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