School built before land was prepared
The school at the center of an alleged pollution incident, which made headlines after hundreds of students reportedly became ill, had relocated to contaminated land before remedial treatment of its soil had been carried out, according to a government investigation team.
Changzhou Foreign Languages School found itself at the center of a media storm after reports claimed students had fallen ill at the school, which was subsequently said to have been built on toxic land contaminated by three chemical plants.
Health experts from the team said 909 students were examined at hospitals. Thyroid nodules were found in 247 of them, and 35 had lymphatic anomalies. However, the investigation team said it was hard to tell whether the diseases were directly related to pollution at the school site.