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Posts published in “Day: August 23, 2019

What Govt Should Do to Clean Up Poisonous Soil, Dust in Kabwe

[allAfrica] Johannesburg -Thousands of children in Kabwe are developing lead poisoning because of growing up in contaminated neighborhoods due to exposure around a former lead and zinc mine. Twenty-five years after the mine's closure, children living i...

Playing in Poisoned Dust

[HRW] Thousands of children in Kabwe, Zambia, risk lead poisoning just by playing outside because the earth and dust are so contaminated. The source is a lead and zinc mine that shut down in 1994 but was never properly cleaned up or sealed off. Lead po...