Factory Owner Busted Making Bricks With Toxic Waste
The owner of a brick factory in Wuhe, Anhui Province and two of his staff brought new meaning to the term "sick house" after using toxic industrial waste to make bricks used for homes. Environmental inspectors visited the factory, finding several hundred tons of industrial waste in the dirt storage yard.
Chemicals included waste oils, paint and various metals like cadmium and nickel -- because if they're good enough to go in the rice here, they're good enough for your dwelling (wait). The dodgy brick makers admitted that they had starting running out of clay. So they did the sensible thing and started cutting it with the industrial waste. We know when we run out of marinara for our pasta dishes, we like to just add arsenic instead. Not only that, but apparently several factories in Zhejiang were giving away the industrial contaminated dirt for free.
Investigators are currently trying to dig up dirt on the well, dirt, along with where the contaminated bricks have been sold. Health experts have already warned that buildings made with polluted materials can cause residents discomfort and illness over time ie. sick building syndrome. Though we feel most of it was cut into rails for this guy to snort off a switchblade...