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  1. 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, ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Clean water a basic right that is sadly not always delivered

    Posted Apr 18th 2014, 03:14am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Basic rights still being neglected Breathing filthy air and drinking polluted water are, unfortunately, common threats for many people on the mainland. Over the years, ... the city. Water quality is not as visible, though. The public can only rely on the authorities to provide clean and safe water for daily consumption. Those living in the northwestern city of Lanzhou ...

  3. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Lanzhou to build second water supply after benzene scare

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

    ... Mandy Zuo mandy.zuo@scmp.com New facility will use reservoir that draws from Yellow River, city authorities say, with construction to begin soon Lanzhou authorities will add a second water ... provincial capital without a second water source, Xinhua quoted Wang Ning, spokesman of the city’s newly convened emergency response team as saying. The main supplier is Veolia Water, a joint venture ...

  4. News - China - POLLUTION

    Lanzhou court rejects residents' lawsuit over contaminated water

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 01:36pm by MANDY ZUO

    ... residents cannot sue the city's main water supplier over excessive levels of carcinogenic benzene found in the water supply, mainland media reported. The Lanzhou Intermediate People's ... The municipal government on Friday asked residents not to drink tap water for 24 hours after tests showed benzene levels in the water supply had reached 20 times the national safety limit. At a press ...

  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com Authorities warn that 'danger is not yet over' and benzene contamination could occur again Water returns to Lanzhou, but residents wary Water supplies returned to normal in the western city of Lanzhou yesterday, but the city government warned residents there was a "danger" of more interruptions in future. "The ...

  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Alibaba users roped into national water quality survey

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 05:19am by Bloomberg

    ... Alibaba Group Holding, the e-commerce giant founded by Ma, is asking the public to participate in mapping water quality across the country to raise environmental awareness. With palm-sized testing ... can measure this stuff, you have the right to find out what's in your water, what's in your air,' and that you have the right to ask your government to do something about ...

  7. News - Asia - Flight MH370

    Submarine hunt for MH370 aborted after water proves to be ‘too deep’

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 07:22pm by AFP and AP

    ... after waters in the search zone proved to be too deep. Search crews sent the Bluefin 21 deep into the Indian Ocean late Monday to begin searching the seabed for the missing Malaysia Airlines ... to be shallower water, he added. The Bluefin 21 had replaced the "towed pinger locator" that was being pulled along by the ship Ocean Shield in an attempt to trace signals from the Boeing ...

  8. News - Asia - MYANMAR

    With pond the only water supply in village near Yangon, Myanmar's boom is uneven

    Posted Apr 13th 2014, 05:41am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Dala, Myanmar Just outside commercial capital, villagers rely on pond for all their water Left behind in Myanmar's boom Every afternoon, the long queues start ... drinking water, they say, and during the dry season, April and May, there is only so much to go around. "It wasn't always this way," said 72-year-old Tin Shwe, one of the village ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

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

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

    ... water benzene scare Panicking residents in the northwestern city of Lanzhou, Gansu, swarmed supermarkets to clear bottled water off the shelves yesterday after authorities warned the city's 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 ...




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