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  • Sep 18, 2014
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Chemical spill

Mainland editorial declares war on water pollution

Authorities must find a way tackle the problem of groundwater pollution urgently or face an acute shortage of clean water in future.

Thursday, 14 February, 2013, 5:04pm

Briefs, January 13, 2013

The mother of an underage rape victim in Hunan province said yesterday that she would lodge an administrative lawsuit after authorities rejected her demand for state compensation for the time she spent in a labour camp. 

13 Jan 2013 - 4:48am

Changzhi mayor apologises for silence over aniline spill in Zhuozhang River

A Shanxi mayor has issued a public apology for waiting days to report a toxic spill into a river that serves as a source of drinking water for hundreds of thousands of people.

The statement by Changzhi Mayor Zhang Bao follows a days-long public uproar over the aniline leak at a chemical plant on the Zhuozhang River last Monday, which was not publicly disclosed for five days.

8 Jan 2013 - 6:57am

Calls for governor Li Xiaopeng to resign after second Shanxi disaster cover-up

The Shanxi government has come under fire for covering up another industrial disaster - this time a toxic chemical spill that has contaminated drinking water for hundreds of thousands of residents in Hebei.

7 Jan 2013 - 12:07pm 1 comment

China's heavy metal and chemical pollution worsening

A senior environmental policy official has warned the mainland faces an "extremely grave" environmental crisis that will only worsen as pollution increases and the health problems its causes come to light.

6 Jan 2013 - 9:29am 4 comments

Chemical spill aboard container ship in Hong Kong waters

More than 100 emergency worker responded to a chemical spill on board a container ship on Monday morning.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am