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  1. Dead fish, toxic drinking water... Now for the human toll

    Posted Feb 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... as serious long-term implications. Villagers living along the river are still being given bottled water by the government and warned off drinking from local water sources. Hechi and the surrounding ... the river are time bombs that will turn rivers black and verdant mountains barren. The smelters require a lot of water to operate, yet many are not even equipped with the facilities to tackle mining ...

  2. Greenpeace alert over unsafe drinking water

    Posted Mar 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung More than half of Hong Kong and Guangdong residents surveyed by Greenpeace said they were concerned about water pollution along the Pearl River. Thirty-seven per cent of the 1,106 respondents said the water quality was not good, with 83 per cent attributing it to industrial sewage. A Greenpeace spokeswoman said more than 7 million people in Guangdong were drinking ...

  3. Wen calls for more, safer drinking water

    Posted Aug 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Stephen Chen Governments at all levels must secure drinking water for urban areas, Premier Wen Jiabao told a State Council meeting yesterday. Mr Wen said the most urgent issues were substandard or polluted drinking water sources in some urban centres and the inability of some cities to generate enough supplies. He said outdated infrastructure in some cities also contaminated ...

  4. More funding for food, rural drinking water

    Posted Mar 31st 2008, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee The mainland's powerful economic planning body has allocated 73.9 billion yuan (HK$82.1 billion) to boost agricultural production and tackle the problem of drinking-water ... be invested to bring safe drinking water to 32.05 million drought-affected people. The drought threat was highlighted recently in a national survey showing that more than 40 per cent of drinking water ...

  5. Drinking water at turn of a pedal

    Posted Oct 27th 2007, 12:00am by Kelly Chan

    ... Kelly Chan Victims of natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis may benefit from an invention by Hong Kong students that uses human power to distil water for drinking ... areas, where clean drinking water is often one of the most urgent requirements. Team member Quistis Tong Wan-chi said they started work on the project last October and produced the latest version ...

  6. Drinking water crisis in north

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... and ensure drinking water supplies. The call came after Zheng Guoguang, director of the China Meteorological Administration, admitted for the first time that his agency had failed to make a proper ... on the mainland, and 2.43 million people and 1.89 million cattle were short of drinking water. As many mainland experts blamed La Nina for the acute weather conditions in the central and southern parts ...

  7. Sky Hawk goes core on mainland water

    Posted Dec 19th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jeff Pao Sky Hawk Computer Group Holdings, which yesterday changed its name to China Water Industry Group, said it would diversify its core business to the supply and operation of water in the mainland in the next three years. It would continue to operate its computer-related business through subsidiaries. Sky Hawk, which recently bought three water-supply projects, aims to raise its ...

  8. Would you drink the tap water being filtered from this lake?

    Posted Jun 01st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... favourable wind conditions and the lowest water level in the lake in five decades. Wuxi party secretary Yang Weize pledged to spare no effort to guarantee the safety of drinking water. The crisis ... Alice Yan Authorities in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, vowed yesterday to improve the quality of the city's fetid water and ensure safe supplies to residents 'at any cost', after ...

  9. Distilled water incident 'an accident'

    Posted Apr 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung Police say an incident where an Indonesian maid became ill after drinking a bottle of distilled water was probably an accident. The maid, 24, suffered throat pain and vomiting after drinking a bottle of Vita distilled water suspected to contain caustic soda. Police say she accidentally drank a cleaning agent that was put in an empty Vita bottle. The bottle had ...

  10. Clean-water drive targets farmers

    Posted Jan 08th 2007, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Five-year plan will benefit 32 million villagers annually- if projects are completed Beijing will spend 6.4 billion yuan annually to provide clean drinking water ... that unsafe drinking water was causing serious health problems. 'Hundreds of thousands of Chinese are afflicted by various diseases from [unsafe] drinking water,' he said. The central ...




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