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  • iPad Casing Supplier Facing Claims of Local Water Pollution in China

    An Asian-based manufacturing partner of Apple's is coming under fire amidst claims that it is discharging waste into a local Chinese river. The accusations have been levied against Riteng — a subsidiary of Casetek — by the Shanghai government, which says the iPad casings maker has turned a river "milky white."

    Individuals on site along the banks of a tributary of the Railway River report that fish and shellfish in the river are now gone and that the water is unfit for crop irrigation due to the apparent contamination.

    Although Apple is believed to be the main buyer of products produced by this particular company, Hewlett-Packard and Asus are also customers. For Apple, Riteng produces iPad back panels.

    Casetek said workers at the plant had been cleaning the factory during the lunar new year holiday, and improperly disposed of the water they had been using.
    “It’s just Chinese new year annual cleaning,” Casetek was quoted in The Financial Times. “We will co-operate with the government, and the pollution is nothing to do with the production line of our factory . . . according to our understanding, it’s a mistake that staff made” during cleaning.

    Source: The Financial Times
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPad Case Supplier Facing Claims of Local Water Pollution in China started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 4 Comments
    1. redline11786's Avatar
      redline11786 -
      So in short...oopsie.
    1. MgNate's Avatar
      MgNate -
      How much "contaminate" does it take to clean a factory? Lol. Apparently enough to pollute an entire river?????
    1. Jokadaking's Avatar
      Jokadaking -
      Must be a big factory, or something smells fishy. With the pollution, NO FISH PRESENT!!!! Sorry its more to it than cleaning.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Blaming apple for their pollution problems of course.