» 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.
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".
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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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".
More than 312 million farmers have no drinking water
The water contains fluorine, arsenic, and other chemical substances, according to the Minister of Water Resources. Sugai, a small village flooded by the chemical waste of two mills, is a case in point.
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