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Drinking Water

China still tests bottled drinking water using 'Soviet standards'

China still follows regulations adopted from the Soviet Union to test bottled drinking water, the Beijing News reported on Thursday.

Thursday, 29 August, 2013, 4:13am

Zebrafish helps push the frontiers of research

Zebrafish are unsung heroes of contemporary science. The humble tropical freshwater fish is an under-appreciated species that has helped scientists worldwide to make new discoveries and develop new technology.

28 Apr 2013 - 4:58am

China's deadly water problem

In the past two weeks, more than 16,000 dead pigs have been fished out of the Huangpu River, near Shanghai, and its tributaries. Outraged Chinese citizens have decried government negligence of the environment, flooding online forums with photos of riverbanks dotted with puce-coloured carcasses.

26 Mar 2013 - 3:28am 4 comments

Over 1,000 deads ducks found in Sichuan river

The decomposed bodies of more than a thousand ducks have been found on a river in Pengshan county, Sichuan, following the dumping of more than 10,000 pigs in the Huangpu River in Shanghai earlier this month.

26 Mar 2013 - 4:40am

Number of dead pigs pulled from Shanghai rivers nears 15,000

The number of dead pigs found in a river which runs through Shanghai had reached nearly 15,000, officials and reports said on Tuesday, as a newspaper claimed the government was concealing the true tally.

19 Mar 2013 - 10:29pm

Dead pigs pulled from rivers in and near Shanghai top 13,000

About 9,500 have been retrieved from the Huangpu River, a source of more than a fifth of the city's drinking water, as workers pulled nearly 500 more pig carcasses from the waterway yesterday. Upstream, the government of Jiaxing said it had recovered around 3,600 from streams in its jurisdiction.

18 Mar 2013 - 5:28am 1 comment

Shanghai's dead-pig flotilla needs explaining

Shanghai residents could be excused for feeling shocked and outraged after the city's waterway was found choked with dead pigs. Over the past week, thousands of rotting carcasses were seen drifting down the river that flows through the city. More disturbing is that little is known about how it happened. Nor do we know what is being done to contain the problem. Given the potential threat to public health in the region, the lack of transparency and protection is regrettable.

13 Mar 2013 - 3:00am

Number of dead pigs found in Shanghai river rises to 3,323

Chinese officials have found a total of 3,323 dead pigs in a Shanghai river as of Monday afternoon and discovered swine virus in one of them, but they have stressed that the disease is not known to be infectious to humans.

11 Mar 2013 - 10:56pm 6 comments

Beijing couple's tap water protest goes down the plughole

A Beijing couple who said last week that they had not drunk tap water for two decades because of health and safety concerns told state media yesterday that the quality of the capital's drinking water was good and up to international standards.

8 Jan 2013 - 5:07am 1 comment

Beijing researchers abstain from drinking city's 'deteriorating' tap water for 20 years

Nitrate levels in Beijing’s water system are edging dangerously close to the maximum limit set by the state, according to a Beijing couple.

7 Jan 2013 - 6:45pm 1 comment

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