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Cadmium pollution sparks panic buying of bottled water in S. China

(Xinhua)

10:23, January 27, 2012

Firefighters work to put in chemicals made from dissolved aluminum chloride to neutralize the polluted Longjiang River in Hechi City, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Jan. 26, 2012. Eighty tonnes of aluminum chloride, a neutralizing agent, has been put into the river to eliminate the health risk since excessive cadmium levels was detected in the Hechi section of the Longjiang River on Jan. 15. The incident sparked panic buying of bottled water in Liuzhou, a city that lies at the lower reaches of the river, over the past few days. However, city authorities have taken proper control of the situation by publishing real-time water sample test results via local media and ensuring the supply of bottled water at controlled prices. (Xinhua/Huang Xiaobang)
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PD User at 2012-01-28113.231.241.*
The government of China (CCP) is responsible for what China does. Do not pass the buck
kouduki at 2012-01-28124.210.129.*
There seems to be no stopping disasters triggered by pollution, which is caused by those having no qualms about discharging toxics into nature. The problem is that they have little idea what will be the outcome and how they have to be responsible for the environment. Environmental education needs to be compulsory to younger generation in China.
  

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