Latest News:  

English>>China Society

Hebei reservoir water quality restored after contamination


10:33, January 09, 2013

SHIJIAZHUANG, Jan. 8 (Xinhua) -- Water quality is back up to national standards in a reservoir which was contaminated after a chemical spill in Handan City in north China's Hebei Province, said local authorities on Tuesday.

As of Monday, the overall quality of water in the Yuecheng Reservoir, source of Handan's tap water, has attained the national standard, said Hou Risheng, chief engineer with the city's environmental protection bureau.

On Dec. 31, about 9 tonnes of aniline were leaked by a chemical plant owned by the Tianji Coal Chemical Industry Group into the Zhuozhang River in Changzhi City, Shanxi.

The contamination has affected drinking water supplies of the Yuecheng Reservoir in downstream Handan, which has a population of more than 1 million people.

The Handan city government authorities cut water supply from the Yuecheng Reservoir on Saturday.

Hou said that, according to the water quality monitoring data, no aniline has been found in collected water samples.

And the detected volatile phenol indexes have reached the national standard for a drinking water source.

The official added that local authorities will strengthen water quality monitoring in the reservoir to ensure the safety of drinking water.

To date, tap water supply to the urban area has been resumed using water from the Yuecheng Reservoir and an underground water source.

We Recommend:

Your moment supports my whole life

Love makes us stay together forever

Chinese under the pressure

China sends patrol vessel to S. China Sea

Why ‘Chinese style road crossing’ occurs

Beijing witnesses 7th snowfall this winter

Survey: Chinese men more 'hasty' in love

China's weekly story (2012.12.21-12.27)

Revised traffic regulation takes effect in China


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. PLA Special Forces in field training

  2. Mechanized infantry division in drills

  3. Selected Xinhua int'l news pictures of the year 2012 (II)

  4. Birds in aviary of Hong Kong Park

  5. 2012 year in review: Say goodbye

  6. China is Asia's top investment destination

  7. People prepare for Spring Festival

  8. Something about nature

Most Popular


  1. Cold War mentality fuels US prejudice
  2. Fewer satisfied with their lives in 2012
  3. Enlightenment from a 'millionaire' cleaner
  4. Is there hope for Chinese football?
  5. Men to wives: Earn more, but still less than I do
  6. Foreign aid,NOT enough for Chinese soccer
  7. Reliance on land sales 'must be reformed'
  8. Heroism, a matter unrelated to wealth
  9. 'Chinese Fortune Grandpa' VS 'Santa Claus'
  10. China Voice: Blind eyes are deadlier than blazes

What’s happening in China

1.8 million students have taken NEEP. What motivate them to continue study rather than work?

  1. Leak scandal company ordered to halt
  2. Gales, high waves strand 27 at Xisha Islands
  3. China's charities hit by lack of trust
  4. Death sentence for sex pest
  5. One dead, one injured in SW China's metro