» 01/24/2011, 00.00
Hanoi, 7 million people drink contaminated water
The waters contain arsenic and manganese. Experts say the substances are contained in the deep aquifers and have emerged because of continued use of private wells. Out of 16.6 million people, more than 11 million do not have access to public drinking water.
Hunan: arsenic in river poisons water for 80,000 people
A chemical industry illegally dumped the poison in Xinqiang River. There are no reports of victims yet. Since November, the country has recorded 130 serious cases of water pollution.
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Church against the pollution of Montagnard water resources in Kon Tum
Unfettered industrial development and the lack of government enforcement of environmental protection threaten the existence of local tribal communities. "Many children have contracted scabies. Adults are pale," said the local diocese’s charity and social committee. Local authorities confirm that "about 80 per cent of the poor are affected by illnesses due to contaminated water." Local clergymen and nuns are very aware of the importance of environmental protection for the health of local communities. Water contamination is a growing problem in the region.
Sacked official "found dead" after Jilin blast
The city's vice-mayor, who was responsible for environmental protection, "was found dead yesterday". He was one of three officials sacked in the wake of the explosion at the plant and the pollution of the Songhua River. Meanwhile, the toxic benzene slick is working its way towards Russia, which has charged: "Only scarce attention is paid the environment in China".
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Drought emergency in Mekong Delta: 10 million people hit, drinking water scarce
Never before "recorded" climatic phenomena bringing farmers and fishermen to their knees in the south of Vietnam. El Niño and dams built by China have dramatically lowered the level of the river water. The sea reclaims land and salinity levels killing crops. Environmental experts: "Beijing ignores our cry for help".
Drinking water shortage at Beijing Olympics
Drinking water from taps will not be available for those residing outside the Olympic Village during next year’s Olympics. The Beijing authorities issued this warning, emphasizing that they are striving to make water drinkable.
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