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2005-12-01 22:04:19

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has criticised environment officials in its northeastern province of Jilin for their failure to report on a toxic spill and said the delay hampered efforts to control pollution, the China Daily reported on Friday. An explosion at a Jilin chemical plant on November 13 poured 100 tonnes of cancer-causing benzene compounds into the Songhua River, but the State Environmental Protection Administration said from November 14 to 17 it received no reports from...

2005-12-01 22:13:19

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has criticized environment officials in its northeastern province of Jilin for their failure to report on a toxic spill and said the delay hampered efforts to control pollution, the China Daily reported on Friday. An explosion at a Jilin chemical plant on November 13 poured 100 tons of cancer-causing benzene compounds into the Songhua River, but the State Environmental Protection Administration said from November 14 to 17 it received no reports from...

2005-11-27 21:12:50

BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion in a coal mine in China's northeastern province of Heilongjiang has killed 30 miners and trapped another 149, state media said on Monday. The blast was reported on Sunday at Dongfeng Coal Mine, run by a branch of the Heilongjiang Longmei Mining (Group) Co. Ltd., the Xinhua news agency quoted the provincial coal mine safety administration as saying. More than 40 miners escaped overnight, but 221 were working underground at the time of the blast, Xinhua...

2005-11-27 20:45:34

BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion in a coal mine in China's northeastern province of Heilongjiang has trapped about 160 miners underground, state media said on Monday. The blast was reported on Sunday at Dongfeng Coal Mine, run by a branch of the Heilongjiang Longmei Mining (Group) Co. Ltd., the Xinhua news agency quoted the provincial coal mine safety administration as saying. More than 40 miners escaped overnight, but at least 200 were working underground at the time of the blast,...

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. Water supplies in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, were resumed at 10:00 a.m. GMT and provincial Governor Zhang Zuoji drank tap water to prove it was safe, state media said. Hospitals, schools, homes and party and government...

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. Water supplies in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, were resumed at 1000 GMT and provincial Governor Zhang Zuoji drank tap water to prove it was safe, state media said. Hospitals, schools, homes and party and government...

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. Water supplies in Harbin, capital of Heilongjiang province, were due to come back on around 1500 GMT. The local government, quoting provincial and city environmental protection officials, said on its Web site the water would be "safe for drinking."...

2005-11-25 23:03:14

By Chris Buckley HARBIN, China (Reuters) - A resident of a Chinese city that has endured four days without water because of a toxic spill is suing the chemical plant that caused it, highlighting growing demands for environmental protection and transparency in China. Ding Ning lodged a claim for damages in court against Jilin PetroChemical on Friday, his lawyer, Hu Fengbin, said in an interview. Ding is claiming damages of 15 yuan for purchases of bottled water, as well as demanding...

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. China said the blast had caused major pollution, spilling benzene compounds into the Songhua River from which Harbin, capital of the northeastern province of Heilongjiang, draws its drinking water. Harbin is home to nine million people, including three million urban...

2005-11-24 02:05:00

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 after an explosion at a petrochemical plant nearly two weeks ago. China said the blast had caused "major pollution," spilling benzene compounds into the Songhua River from which Harbin, capital of the northeastern province of Heilongjiang and home to nine million people, draws its drinking water. Local officials warned residents on Thursday to be...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.