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  1. Chemical spill rumours spark water panic

    Posted Feb 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Will Clem in Shanghai william.clem@scmp.com Rumours that a chemical tanker sank in the Yangtze River sparked a wave of panic buying of bottled water in a series of cities in Jiangsu ... The Shanghai Daily briefly carried a report on its website yesterday with the headline 'City on alert after chemical ship sinks in Yangtze'. ...

  2. Pollution cuts water supply in Jiangsu

    Posted Jul 05th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chao Lake in Anhui and Dianchi Lake in Yunnan. Mr Wen said the three lakes, the largest freshwater lakes along the Yangtze River, were all famous scenic sites but had become polluted due ... main water source was polluted. The shutdown occurred just days after Premier Wen Jiabao headed a meeting in the province at which he vowed to curb the contamination of major rivers. Shuyang ...

  3. At least 93 killed, 11 missing as rain lashes nine provinces

    Posted Jun 12th 2006, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... working on a sluice gate on the Caoe River, which leads to Hangzhou Bay, were reported missing after being swept away by waves during the thunderstorm. Strong winds uprooted more than 800 trees ... to help with rescue work, Xinhua said. China News Services quoted weather forecasters saying the level of four rivers in Guangdong- including the downstream section of the Pearl River- would ...

  4. All hands to the rescue asnew deluge of snow looms

    Posted Feb 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... said, adding that weather experts now rated the snowstorms as a worse disaster than the 1998 Yangtze River flood which affected 2.3 million people. The Insurance Regulatory Commission said ...

  5. Chlorine spill leaves villages with toxic legacy

    Posted Apr 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A crash involving a chemical truck in rural Jiangsu not only led to 29 deaths- the damage to three farming communities will be felt for years to come, writes Kristine Kwok Bright yellow oilseed rape flowers have woven golden blankets around rural Jiangsu, ...

  6. Chlorine spill kills 27 after truck accident

    Posted Mar 31st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kristine Kwok At least 27 villagers were killed and almost 300 poisoned when liquified chlorine leaked from a truck after a traffic accident in Jiangsu province, the local government said yesterday. The spill, which occurred on Tuesday on a section of the ...

  7. Public safety ranks first among officials' concerns

    Posted May 17th 2005, 12:00am by Nailene Chou

    ... to be the centre of the mainland's third wave of development, following the Pearl River Delta and the Yangtze River Delta. Mr Wang said he expected the development would sustain Beijing's ...

  8. Flushing algae fails to make water potable

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... experts said, could threaten water supplies further down the Yangtze River Delta, one of the country's richest, most economically vital areas. 'The continued deterioration of the water ... Staff Reporter and Associated Press Mainland authorities artificially induced rainfall and diverted the Yangtze River to flush an algae-covered lake, making the water clearer, ...

  9. Hangzhou bans age-old watching of tidal bore

    Posted Aug 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Hangzhou has banned the centuries-old practice of watching the famous Qiantang River tidal bore at night after 12 tourists were washed away by a wave and drowned last week. A circular issued by the city government in Zhejiang province said the nocturnal activity was now 'strictly forbidden'. 'Billboards must be erected along the Qiantang River to warn ...

  10. Venice of east fights sinking feeling

    Posted Apr 15th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 'Residents in Suzhou do not lack water. We lack unpolluted water,' said Mr Yin, adding water from the Yangtze River had been diverted into Lake Tai to ease the pollution. Suzhou is not the only ... not improve,' he said. Residents of several of the city's villages have begun to dam rivers and pump extra water out in an effort to stabilise the ground. 'This will not solve ...




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