Sunday, January 6, 2013

Chinese city cuts off water supply after industrial chemicals leak into river

Residents in a northern Chinese city are without water after the local government cut off the supply because of industrial chemicals that contaminated a river.

The Handan city government in Hebei province says it cut off the water Saturday afternoon after an accident in neighbouring Shanxi province caused pollutants to pour into a river. It didn't say how many residents were affected. The population of the city and its rural areas is 9 million.

http://www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Chinese+city+cuts+water+supply+after+industrial+chemicals/7780904/story.html