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2005-11-28 10:25:00

By Meg Clothier MOSCOW (Reuters) - A toxic spill from a Chinese factory will hit Russia within days and could pollute the drinking water supply of a major city in its far east by the second week of December, officials said on Monday.

2005-11-27 07:47:26

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's northeastern city of Harbin turned on the taps again on Sunday after a toxic spill into its river left millions without water for five days and an 80-km (50-mile) slick still flowing beyond the city.

2005-11-27 07:00:57

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's northeastern city of Harbin turned on the taps again on Sunday after a toxic spill into its river left millions without water for five days and an 80-km (50-mile) slick still flowing beyond the city.

2005-11-26 23:35:00

By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) - China's northeastern city of Harbin prepared to turn the taps back on Sunday after a toxic spill into its river left millions without water for five days and an 80-km (50-mile) slick still flowing beyond.

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 02:05:00

A toxic slick of polluted river water reached the outskirts of one of China's biggest cities on Thursday after an explosion at a petrochemical plant nearly two weeks ago.

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.


Word of the Day
postliminy
  • In Roman antiquity, the return of a person who had been banished, or taken prisoner by an enemy, to his old condition and former privileges.
  • In international law, that right by virtue of which persons and things taken by an enemy in war are restored to their former status when coming again under the power of the nation to which they belonged.
The word 'postliminy' comes from a Latin word meaning 'threshold'.