Minhou County

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Minhou County
闽侯县
County
Minhou is located in Fujian
Minhou
Minhou
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 26°14′50″N 119°04′59″E / 26.24722°N 119.08306°E / 26.24722; 119.08306Coordinates: 26°14′50″N 119°04′59″E / 26.24722°N 119.08306°E / 26.24722; 119.08306
Country  China
Province Fujian
Prefecture-level city Fuzhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Minhou County (simplified Chinese: 闽侯; traditional Chinese: 閩侯; pinyin: mǐn hòu; Foochow Romanized: Mìng-âu) is a county in eastern Fujian Province, China. It is under the administration of Fuzhou City.

Administrative division[edit]

The county has one subdistrict, 8 towns and 6 townships.

  • Subdistrict:Ganzhe subdistrict (甘蔗街道)
  • Town:Baisha Town (白沙镇), Nanyu town (南屿镇)、Shanggan Town (尚干镇)、Xiangqian Town (祥谦镇)、Qingkou Town (青口镇)、Nantong Town(南通镇)、Shangjie Town (上街镇), JingxiTown (荆溪镇)
  • Township:Zhuqi township 竹岐乡、Pengwei Township 鸿尾乡、Yangli township (洋里乡)、Dahu township (大湖乡)、Tingping Township (廷坪乡)、Xiaoruo Township (小箬乡)

Environment[edit]

In August 2014, 396 villagers from Qingpuling (青布岭村) of Qingkou Town won a court case against a waste management company.[1] They were awarded 6,000,000 RMB in compensation.[1][2] The waste company setup their medical waste incineration facility back in 2000.[2] [3]The pollution caused black dust or ash to contaminate the surrounding environment trees, plants, waterways and households.[4] Residents had long suspected the cancer rates was due to the environmental pollution from the incineration plant.[4] Government has offered relocation for the affected residents.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "396 villagers win pollution lawsuit against waste firm in Fujian - What's On Xiamen". www.whatsonxiamen.com. Retrieved 2016-03-19. 
  2. ^ a b "Fujian residents win pollution lawsuit against waste firm". Shanghaiist. Retrieved 2016-03-19. 
  3. ^ "China - Dirty Secrets - Foreign Correspondent - ABC". www.abc.net.au. Retrieved 2016-03-19. 
  4. ^ a b c "Chinese 'cancer village' scores rare victory over polluters". Telegraph.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-19. 

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