China News Agency, Beijing, March 30th (Reporter Ruan Yulin) A tailings sand leak occurred in the tailings pond of Yichun Luming Mining Co., Ltd., Heilongjiang Province, China on the 28th, and part of it entered the Ijimi River. After being informed of the situation, China's Ministry of Ecology and Environment has initiated emergency response procedures.
According to the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, at 13:40 on March 28, tailings sand leakage occurred in the tailings pond of Yichun Luming Mining Co., Ltd. in Heilongjiang Province, and some of it entered the Ijimi River. After being informed of the situation, the Minister of Ecology and Environment Li Ganjie immediately issued an instruction to start the emergency response procedure.
The reporter learned on the 30th that Zhai Qing, deputy minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, led a working group to rush to the scene of the incident to guide the environmental emergency work.
The Heilongjiang Provincial Government issued an announcement on the evening of the 29th. After research, it was decided that starting from 21:00 on March 29, 2020, Yichun Luming Mining Co., Ltd. ’s tailings pond ore sand leakage emergency environmental emergency emergency secondary response was initiated.
The Yijimi River is a secondary tributary of the Songhua River. Located in the middle of Heilongjiang Province, it originated from the top of the pot helmet in the Xiaoxing'an Mountains, flows through the junction of Qing'an County and Tieli City, and flows into the Hulan River in the east of Qingfeng Village, Qing'an County.
Yichun Luming Mining Co., Ltd. is a large non-ferrous metal mining company integrating molybdenum mining and beneficiation. Molybdenum, as an alloy additive for iron, can increase the strength of steel, and its application in the steel industry occupies a major position.
Data show that molybdenum is also an essential trace element for the human body. Both human and animal bodies have a strong internal stabilization mechanism for molybdenum, and oral ingestion of molybdenum compounds is unlikely to cause poisoning. But excessive molybdenum is extremely harmful to human life and health. (Finish)