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  1. News - China

    Henan landfill threatens to pollute Beijing's drinking water

    Posted Mar 22nd 2013, 10:11pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com A giant mountain of rubbish in Henan province is threatening to pollute a reservoir that provides drinking water for more than 20 million Beijing residents, ... reservoir, which connects to Jinhai Lake, Beijing’s major water resource. Officials of Urban Management Bureau who were supposed to oversee the site could not be reached for comment, the report said. ...

  2. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Hunan villagers refuse to drink tap water deemed 'safe'

    Posted Mar 18th 2013, 03:17pm by Ernest Kao

    ... Pingjiang county have refused to drink local tap water for years despite quality control tests showing no evidence of contamination, the People’s Daily reported on Monday. Mountain spring water has become the source of choice for many residents in recent years. They believe tap water is too polluted to drink, cook, bathe and even clean with, because a local river is being polluted by a gold ...

  3. Collapse of waste-water treatment pool for zinc and lead mine poses threat to major drinking water source near Shanghai

    Posted Jul 17th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan A leak from a zinc and lead mine is threatening to contaminate Qiandao Lake, a famous resort near Shanghai and a major source of drinking water. The accident happened at noon ... of drinking water, but also posed a serious threat to the lake, it said. Xinhua said the pollutants had not yet reached the lake. Officials of Chunan county, where the lake is located, said the local ...

  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Dongguan authorities admit water from Dongjiang not fit to drink

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Fiona Tam

    ... Fiona Tam fiona.tam@scmp.com Dongjiang water not fit to drink Dongguan authorities have admitted for the first time that water from the city's section of the Dongjiang, or East River, ... rivers, supplies drinking water to Hong Kong and a dozen Pearl River Delta cities including Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Dongguan and Huizhou . The water used by Hong Kong does not come from the Dongguan ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Pledges fail to ease drinking water shortage

    Posted Mar 25th 2010, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... drinking water despite government pledges four years ago to spend 3.79 billion yuan (HK$4.3 billion) on rectifying their plight. The National Audit Office yesterday published an investigation report on drinking water safety in 103 rural townships with a total population of 7.8 million. Under the 11th Five-Year Programme, the government promised that 3.79 billion yuan would be spent ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Wen calls for more, safer drinking water

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

    ... 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 water on its way ...

  9. More than 40pc of drinking water unsafe in countryside

    Posted Feb 19th 2008, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma More than 40 per cent of drinking water in rural areas of the mainland is unsafe, a national survey of drinking water and rural sanitation has found. The worrying figure ... supplies come from underground sources, and 46 per cent of underground water was found to be unsafe, while 40 per cent of surface drinking water was unsafe. Fifty-five per cent of rural drinking ...

  10. Pollution leaves 50,000 villagers without clean drinking water

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Minnie Chan More than 50,000 villagers living on the lower reaches of Hebei's Futuo River have no clean drinking water because of serious water contamination upstream, a local official and state media said. Despite going down to a depth of 120 metres, well-diggers searching for clean supplies found only red- or green-coloured water in Hengshui's Anping county, just ...




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