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Workers at a steel plant working at a limestone pit. Steel is a common material used in range of products in everyday life and China is the number one producer of steel in the world with their production of steel presently on the increase. On a global context the manufacturing of steel, every hour of every day over 13,000 pounds of toxic chemicals are released into the air, water, and land, and dust particles and greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere. Each hour, 70,000 pounds of total waste is generated, all of which requires treatment, recycling, or disposal (1996 figures). In 2006 China exceeded the US as the number one emitter of CO2. Tonghua, Jilin Province, China. 2006...

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