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2005-11-25 23:47:42

By Chris Buckley HARBIN, China (Reuters) - A surge of toxic chemicals pouring down the river through a northeastern Chinese city was expected to have passed through by early Sunday morning, bringing respite from a water crisis that has plagued residents.

2005-11-25 08:05:00

By Chris Buckley HARBIN, China (Reuters) - Hundreds of villagers have been evacuated from their homes along a river in northeast China after an explosion at a petrochemical plant upstream dumped 100 tonnes of toxic chemicals in the water, local media said on Friday.

2005-11-25 03:35:00

By Chris Buckley HARBIN, China (Reuters) - Hundreds of villagers have been evacuated from their homes along a river in northeast China after an explosion at a petrochemical plant upstream dumped 100 tonnes of toxic chemicals in the water, local media said on Friday.

2005-11-24 21:35:00

By Chris Buckley HARBIN, China (Reuters) - Hundreds of villagers have been evacuated from their homes along a river in northeast China after an explosion at a petrochemical plant upstream dumped 100 tons of toxic chemicals in it, local media said on Friday.

2005-11-24 14:11:01

By Chris Buckley HARBIN, China (Reuters) - A toxic slick of polluted river water reached the outskirts of one of China's biggest cities on Thursday, nearly two weeks after an explosion at a petrochemical plant upstream.

2005-11-23 14:45:00

Harbin, one of China's biggest cities, on Wednesday temporarily restored water supplies shut off at midnight to allow residents to stock up as a wave of polluted river water flowed toward the area.

2005-11-23 06:59:18

By Chris Buckley HARBIN, China (Reuters) - Harbin, one of China's biggest cities, on Wednesday temporarily restored water supplies shut off at midnight to allow residents to stock up as a wave of polluted river water flowed toward the area.

2005-11-23 05:12:54

By Guo Shipeng and Nick Macfie BEIJING (Reuters) - China confirmed on Wednesday that an explosion at a petrochemical plant had caused "major pollution" of a river which has led authorities to shut off water supplies in one of its biggest cities for at least four days.

2005-11-23 01:48:13

By Guo Shipeng and Nick Macfie BEIJING (Reuters) - Residents of one of China's biggest and coldest cities, where water has been shut off for fear of chemical contamination, are jamming the airport and railway stations to get out, a witness said on Wednesday.


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