Latest Jilin City Stories

2006-08-31 00:45:00

Chinese authorities have closed a factory and detained a manager and seven others following a chemical spill on a tributary to the Songhua River, which was poisoned by a huge benzene spill late last year.

2006-07-29 01:37:04

BEIJING (Reuters) - The death toll from an explosion at a chemical plant in eastern China has risen to 22 but more than 7,000 people evacuated after the blast have now gone home, Xinhua news agency said on Saturday.

2006-02-07 03:50:00

China's top pollution watchdog will demand officials report toxic spills within an hour, the official People's Daily said on Tuesday, as it named and shamed 11 companies for pollution.

2006-02-07 01:24:08

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top pollution watchdog will demand officials report spills within an hour of their outbreak in an effort to deter cover-ups, the official People's Daily said on Tuesday.

2006-01-24 01:33:30

By Lindsay Beck BEIJING (Reuters) - Dozens of Chinese chemical plants pose safety hazards, China's environment chief said on Tuesday, just months after an explosion at one such plant poisoned a river that was a source of drinking water for millions.

2005-12-22 06:39:53

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A chemical spill that poisoned drinking water for millions of Chinese has reached a major city in Russia's far east, a news agency said on Thursday, but the concentration of pollutants was no longer considered dangerous.

2005-12-17 02:21:01

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A toxic slick flowing along a Chinese river has reached the border with Russia, even as Chinese plaintiffs say that local courts are dragging their feet in hearing a case against the company that caused the spill, media said.

2005-12-10 05:55:00

Pollution from a toxic slick in a northeastern Chinese river has declined sharply in density as authorities worked to ensure a safe water supply to a city of more than three million, state media said on Saturday.

2005-12-07 02:46:55

By Ben Blanchard and Vivi Lin BEIJING (Reuters) - A vice mayor in charge of evacuating a Chinese city after a chemical plant exploded has been found dead at home, a city official said on Wednesday, as a toxic river flow resulting from the accident continued to spread.

2005-11-29 04:00:09

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Vivi Lin BEIJING (Reuters) - Thousands of children returned to school in China's Harbin city on Tuesday a week after a toxic spill prompted officials to turn off the water taps and now threatens supplies for more than a million Russians downstream.

Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.