Toxic spill enters water supply

November 24, 2005

A toxic spill has <a ?="?" href="http://www.cnn.com/2005/WORLD/asiapcf/11/24/china.water.ap/index.html">poisoned the water supply of the Chinese city of Harbin</a>, a city with a population of 3.8 million.

A slick of river-borne toxins from a chemical plant explosion flowed into a major Chinese city Thursday as the government dug wells after shutting down its water system to protect residents from the pollution.</p>

The 80-kilometer-long (50-mile-long) patch of water carrying toxic benzene began entering Harbin, a city of 3.8 million people in China's northeast, at about 3 a.m. (1900 GMT Wednesday), the government said. It was expected to take 40 hours to pass.</strong>

Out of all the articles out there today, I decided to grab this one. It just seems like an impossible thing to deal with. That and the fact that I wonder where the clean water in China comes from. I didn't see one lake or river in China that I would want to drink the water from.

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