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Status Quo of Land Contamination in China: Causes, Effects and Features

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Abstract

Causes of land contamination in China are complex. Generally, agricultural Nonpoint Sources Pollution (NSP), heavy metals pollution, radioactive pollution and former industry sites have been reported as main reasons of land contamination in China. Land contamination has raised health damage to the human beings and ecosystem. In the meantime, it has caused tremendous economic loss and greatly endangered the food security, food quality and social stability.

Keywords

Heavy metals pollution Land contamination Nonpoint sources pollution Radioactive pollution Soil pollution 

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  1. 1.School of Law and JusticeUniversity of Southern QueenslandToowoombaAustralia

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