CADMIUM POISONING LATEST

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(1128 CR M02)CADMIUM POISONING LATESTDATELINE: Nov. 28, 2011LENGTH: 00:02:58PKGINTROA deputy manager with a zinc smelting factory in northwest China's Gansu Province has been suspended from post due to a cadmium poisoning case which sickened hundreds of workers.An initial investigation showed inadequate protection was to blame for the incident.China Report has the story.PKGThe 266 factory workers who were found to have excessive blood cadmium levels are still being treated in hospital.Doctors say they need at least three months to fully recover.The workers are from a zinc smelting factory owned by the Gansu Baohui Industrial Group Co. Ltd. in Huixian county.The factory has 869 employees.The first case was detected on Oct. 23 and the rest were diagnosed over the past month.'SOUNDBITE (CHINESE) LI QI, DEPUTY MANAGER OF BAOHUI GROUP:"We found some workers felt sick on Oct.23. Then we sent them to hospital and found out they had excessive cadmium levels in their blood. There were eight of
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