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2005-12-15 11:28:05

BEIJING (Reuters) - A fire gutted the largest hospital in the northeastern Chinese city of Liaoyuan on Thursday killing at least 10 people, the official Xinhua news agency said. The 10 victims were patients who died while being transferred to other hospitals in the city, in Jilin province, Xinhua said. The cause of the blaze and the extent of the damage were not immediately known. Last month, an explosion at a chemical plant in Jilin spilled 100 tonnes of cancer-causing benzene...

2005-12-10 05:55:00

BEIJING -- 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. Environment officials said the slick, now flowing through Heilingjiang province's second largest city of Jiamusi, would be further diluted when the Songhua River met with the Heilongjiang on its way toward the Russian border, Xinhua news agency reported. State...

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. Wang Wei, vice mayor in the northeastern city of Jilin, had been in charge of dealing with the aftermath of the November 13 blast, state media reports said at the time. Wang was quoted as saying that the accident would...

2005-12-06 22:40:15

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will come down hard on those responsible for a blast at a chemical plant in northeastern China which poisoned water supplies for millions of people and raised alarm bells in Russia, state media said on Wednesday. Last month's explosion resulted in the flow of 100 tonnes of cancer-causing benzene compounds into the Songhua river which provides drinking water for the city of Harbin with a population of 9 million people. "Anyone ... found guilty of dereliction...

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...

2005-11-25 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. As the nine million people in Harbin suffered a fourth day without running water, soldiers and workers were racing to ensure the city's water would be safe to drink when taps were turned back on, installing new filters at treatment...

2005-11-25 08:20:00

By Chris Buckley HARBIN, China (Reuters) - The Chinese government sent a team of investigators on Friday to the northeastern city of Harbin as residents endured a third day without tap water after a massive toxic spill contaminated the region's main river. "The presence of disciplinary officials in the team indicates punishments of irresponsible acts are on the way," the official Xinhua news agency reported. Officials in Harbin said they expected a highly toxic 80-km (50-mile) slick on the...

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. In the southwestern city of Chongqing, more than 6,000 people were evacuated after an explosion at another chemical plant killed one and injured three on Thursday, raising fears of benzene contamination there as well, the Southern...

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. In the southwestern city of Chongqing, more than 6,000 people were evacuated after an explosion at another chemical plant killed one and injured three on Thursday, raising fears of benzene contamination there as well, the Southern...

2005-11-24 10:00:00

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, 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...


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2007-01-02 11:20:38

The Amur Hedgehog is a hedgehog similar to Western European Hedgehog in outlook and lifestyle. It is more lightly colored. An average animal weighs from 21.16 to 35.27 oz (600 to 1000 g). It is native to Amur Krai and Primorye in Russia, Manchuria in China and the Korean peninsula. PHOTO CREDIT: Amur hedgehog in Lazov natural park, Russia

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