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nnnnn a new front line in china's battle against pollution for me here in the rural town of doppler in central hunan province this chemical plant and smelter is accused of causing a lead poisoning in hundreds of local children and their families are taking the company to court to seek compensation reuters correspondent alexandra harney got a rare glimpse of the , battle inside the courthouse , friday , that move in the court today was quite tense actually %HESITATION very heated , uh exchanges , mediated by the judges , com and sort of come up to shout at the judges and shout at the lawyers for the the chemical plant , talking of lawyers their view was that they are confident lawyers on behalf of the families are confident that they will win this one on their behalf , china's waging a war on pollution and starting this year allowed for environmental groups to file public interest lawsuits , still top whose case shows the hurdles of the more than fifty families that originally agreed to join the lawsuit only thirteen or left after some pulled out under pressure from local government officials often polluting factories are also major employers and taxpayers especially in poor regions of china creating extra obstacles to cleaning things up so the case in this remote part of china is seen by some as a test of the government's resolve to tackle pollution , and the courts independence from local leaders