January 9, 2006

SO THAT'S HOW DRAGONS BREATH FIRE... (via Kevin Whited):

New spills hit Chinese rivers (BBC, 1/09/06)
Chinese authorities are scrambling to deal with two more toxic spills polluting the country's rivers.

Officials said water supplies were safe despite the spills, which hit rivers in central and eastern China.

The new alerts came as China was still struggling to deal with two earlier major toxic spills which left millions of people without drinking water.

Correspondents say the spills have focused attention on how polluted China's rivers have become.

In one of the two new cases, a botched environmental clean-up resulted in cadmium polluting a 100km stretch of the Xiangjiang river in central Hunan province.

The other accident occurred in eastern Shandong, when a pipe broke, dumping six tons of diesel into a tributary of the Yellow river.
Why not cut to the chase and just have the taps run with toxic chemicals instead of water?

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 9, 2006 12:50 PM
Comments

See!!!!

If they signed Kyoto none of this would have happened.

Posted by: Sandy P at January 9, 2006 12:58 PM

This keeps up the Yellow River will live up to its name.

Posted by: AWW at January 9, 2006 1:10 PM

The 2008 Olympics could be really interesting.

Posted by: Sandy P at January 9, 2006 3:06 PM

Tip-ping IS a government in China.

Posted by: Matt Cohen at January 9, 2006 3:13 PM

Sandy:

No, they couldn't.

Posted by: oj at January 9, 2006 4:31 PM

This is a Rovian plot to discredit and destabalize the gworing Chinese economy.

Posted by: Dave W at January 9, 2006 4:31 PM
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