Apple manufacturers accused of polluting

By Hao Yan

A group of environmental protection organizations jointly released a second report on Wednesday, accusing 27 Apple Inc's manufacturers of pollution, 21cbh.com reported Wednesday.

Apple's public relations department said Tuesday that the company has no comment. The first report was released on Jan 20, but the company remained silent about the issue.

The iPhone4 touch screen manufacturer, Suzhou United Win (China) Technology Ltd, used N-hexane instead of alcohol for screen cleaning, and poisoned some workers in 2010.

One of Apple's major manufacturers, Meico Electronics (Wuhan) Co Ltd, was ordered by the Environment Protection Bureau of Wuhan city, Hubei province to stop its practice of discharging waste matter into lakes in 2009, nbd.com.cn reported earlier.