Songhua River Pollution

The State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) confirms on November 23, 2005 that pollutants containing benzene and nitrobenzene have contaminated the Songhua River in northeast China after a chemical-plant blast in its upper reaches. It has also forced Harbin City to cut off its water supply for five days. The city is situated on the river's middle reaches and its 3.8 million people rely on the Songhua for water supply.

· China Helps Russian City Fight Chemical Slick
· China to Offer Russia 2nd Batch of Anti-pollution Materials
· Joint Testing of Border River Water Begins
· Songhua Pollution Sparks Rethink of Industrial Distribution
· Environmental Impact of River Pollution Evaluated
· Top Environment Official Inspects NE China Pollution
· Songhua River Pollutant Density Sharply Down
· Chemical Plants to Be Checked
· Dam Proposed to Stop Polluting Russian City
· State Council Team to Probe River Pollution
· 3 Executives Sacked over Jilin Chemical Blast
· Paying the Bill for Songhua River Pollution
· Jiamusi's Tap Water Cut Off
· Front of Songhua River Pollution Stretch Passes Dalianhe
· Environmental Chief Sacked Following Major Pollution
· Songhua Slick Slowing, Still Dense
· Efforts to Control Songhua River Contamination Appreciated
· China, Russia Discuss Cross-border River Pollution
· Wen Inspects Water Pollution in Harbin
· City Ready to Resume Water Supply
· Toxins Flowing Through Harbin

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