Sep 26, 2006

Chinese Chemical Leak Cuts Water to Thousands

Reuters: A leak from a Chinese chemical plant into a river has polluted water supplies for more than 4,100 people, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. The spill of turpentine from a plant in the eastern province of Anhui contaminated the Jindong River on Thursday, Xinhua said. Authorities warned residents not to use water from the river and sent fire engines to distribute water. Many residents and more than 1,100 primary and secondary school students in the area drank ... Link