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2012-01-28 08:19:19

The discovery of a carcinogenic substance has led officials to warn millions of people in southern China not to drink water from a pair of polluted rivers, various media outlets reported on Friday. According to Reuters, more than three and a half million people living in Liuzhou in the Guangxi region have been advised to not consume water from the Liujiang River, the main source of drinking water in the area, due to high levels of the cancer-causing agent cadmium. Earlier this week, the...

2008-10-13 09:00:26

Number of sick in south China water poisoning rises to 450 NANNING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- The number of people sickened after drinking contaminated water in south China has risen to 450 as of Friday, including four with arsenic poisoning. All 647 people in the two villages affected had been tested for arsenic, according to the government of Hechi City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. Twenty-three children aged under seven and 32 people aged over 60 were kept in hospital for...

2008-10-10 09:00:30

South China water poisoning toll rises to 200 sick NANNING, Oct. 9 (Xinhua) -- The number of people made ill after drinking contaminated water in south China has risen to 200 from Tuesday's 136, as medical tests found more people with arsenic poisoning. Nineteen people were kept in hospital for observation while the others received outpatient treatment, a spokesperson of the Hechi city government, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, said on Thursday. All those affected were described as...

2008-10-08 09:00:24

136 villagers poisoned by contaminated water in south China NANNING, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Contaminated drinking water has poisoned 136 villagers in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, the local government said on Tuesday based on an initial investigation. Residents of two villages in Hechi City began to show symptoms of swelling to the face and eyes, vomiting and blurred eyesight as of Friday, according to the city government. Medical tests found excessive amounts of...

2008-10-08 09:00:24

Arsenic-sickened villagers out of danger in south China NANNING, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- A local government official said on Wednesday that 136 villagers were in stable condition after drinking water contaminated by arsenic in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. "All those sickened are in stable condition," said Wei Kaizhong, health bureau director of Hechi City. "Residents in the affected villages have now access to safe drinking water." The city government is expanding the...

2008-07-16 15:00:00

China meted out penalties to four cities and 10 power firms for their failures in meeting anti- pollution requirements just weeks before the Olympics. Pre-construction environmental evaluation was halted for all new projects that can increase carbon oxygen demand (COD), a measure of water pollution, in the Yingtan city of east China's Jiangxi Province, Sanya City of the Hainan Province, Hechi City of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Yuxi City of Yunnan Province. The decision was made by...

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