Sunday, 6 January 2013

Poison the well: Chinese city fails to report huge toxic leak, cuts off water to 1 million (VIDEO) — RT

Poison the well: Chinese city fails to report huge toxic leak, cuts off water to 1 million (VIDEO) — RT: Authorities have cut off the water supply of over 1 million people in a northern Chinese city due to an industrial leak. Residents were not notified of the spill for days, despite the public health threat it posed.
Handan, located in Hebei province, has seen its primary water supply cut off since Saturday afternoon. The move followed an accident in nearby Shanxi Province in which industrial chemicals spilled into the Zhanghe River, Xinhua news agency quoted local officials as saying.

A loose drainage valve at an industrial plant in the city of Lucheng resulted in nine tons of the chemical Aniline spilling into the river. An additional 30 tons of the chemical were contained in a disused reservoir.
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