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  1. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Scientists propose building 160km pipe to funnel polluted Bohai drinking water to Beijing

    Posted Jun 10th 2014, 04:52pm by Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen

    ... Mandy Zuo and Andrea Chen mandy.zuo@scmp.com Capital to harness sea and mountains to secure fresh air and water A Beijing government think tank has made two ambitious proposals to tackle the capital's water shortage and air pollution, one involving t ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - ENVIRONMENT

    Reforestation plan for Hong Kong's highest peak Tai Mo Shan

    Posted Jul 02nd 2014, 03:16am by Ernest Kao

    ... forests are an important component in the ecosystem and also in supplying clean drinking water. "The dense vegetation of forested mountains acts as a water catchment, almost like a sponge," department head Gunter Fischer said. "The forest takes up rainfall, filters it and slowly releases it as clean drinking water all year round," he said. Forested mountainsides ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing officials defend plans to source drinking water from polluted Bohai Gulf

    Posted Apr 23rd 2014, 03:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... consumption of about 610 billion cubic metres. Two-thirds of its cities suffer from water shortages, while close to 300 million people living in rural areas lack access to safe drinking water. Wang ... that in today's China, it was impossible to find an absolutely safe source of drinking water. ...

  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China seeks solution to providing clean drinking water supplies

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 05:06pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Officials and scientists investigating how to dealing with infected drinking water supplies, with wholesale pipe replacement and adding chemicals to deal with micro-organism build up Large colonies of micro-organisms – some capable of causing serious disease – have been discovered inside pipelines carrying drinking water to homes in most major mainland cities, ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Tonnes of toxic chemical spill into Hangzhou river after tanker overturns

    Posted May 19th 2014, 03:47am by Alice Yan, Li Jing

    ... a doctor at the Fuyang Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital, said the accident had a limited impact. "At home we usually drink bottled water," he said. "In rural areas ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Thousands in Wuhan see taps shut for a day amid 'stinky water' contamination

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 04:52pm by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... affected as Wuhan suspended three water plants after detecting high levels of pollutants in the drinking water, just days after a benzene scare in a neighbouring province. The authorities in Wuhan, ... not to drink tap water for a day and the incident caused panic-buying of bottled water. The chairman of the city’s main water supplier, Lanzhou Veolia Water Company, has apologised for the incident. ...

  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Panic in Gansu capital after tap water found ‘excessively’ contaminated with benzene

    Posted Apr 11th 2014, 04:20pm by Li Jing

    ... drinking water contained excessive levels of a carcinogenic chemical. The Lanzhou government yesterday afternoon asked residents not to drink tap water for 24 hours, Xinhua reported. The water ... industrial chemical, when ingested through food or drinks, can cause vomiting, dizziness, convulsions and even death in large enough doses. If the Yellow River is polluted... downstream cities ...

  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Gansu tap water contamination blamed on oil pipeline leak

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 06:56pm by Minnie Chan

    ... company blamed for tainted water in Lanzhou The contamination of drinking water in Lanzhou, Gansu province, was caused by a pipeline leak involving a subsidiary of China's largest oil company, state media said. City officials on Friday warned Lanzhou's more than three million residents not to drink tap water after tests revealed benzene levels that far exceeded national ...

  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Water supplies return to Lanzhou after benzene spill, but residents are wary

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 04:00pm by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... by the government not to use tap water after tests showed excessive levels of carcinogenic benzene in the city's water supply. [The water] still has a strange smell. I won't drink it. I won't ... servant who declined to be named. "The water smells less strong than it did in March, but it still has a strange smell. I won't drink it. I won't even touch it." Tests ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 11:55am by MANDY ZUO

    ... excessive levels of benzene in the tap water, and told residents to avoid drinking it. As early as last month, residents had complained of foul odour coming from the water in their homes. On Monday, ...




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