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China officials told to report pollution promptly

BEIJING, Feb 7 (Reuters) - China's top pollution watchdog will demand officials report spills within an hour of their outbreak in an effort to deter cover-ups, the official People's Daily said on...

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China: Songhua river spill

UNEP News Release 2006/02 Nairobi, 12 January 2006- A number of forward looking recommendations have resulted from the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) field mission to China following the...

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China orders fast reporting of unrest, crises

BEIJING, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Local Chinese officials must get news of unrest and other "emergencies" straight into the hands of central leaders to comply with new national emergency response measures,...

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The Songhua River spill: China, Dec 2005 - Field mission report

1 Introduction Following an accident in a petro-chemical plant that led to a major pollution on the Songhua River in China, the Chinese State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) invited an...

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Russian Federation: Toxic slick out of Khabarovsk

MOSCOW, Dec 29, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The tail of a toxic slick floating down China's Songhua River has wound its way out of Khabarovsk and is now at a safe distance from the Far East Russian...

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China sends carbon to Russia to fight toxic spill

BEIJING, Dec 27 (Reuters) - China has sent Russia a second batch of activated carbon to help mitigate the effects of a toxic spill in a river flowing towards the border dividing the two countries,...

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China dumps chemicals to try to clean toxic river

BEIJING, Dec 23 (Reuters) - China is dumping chemicals into a southern river to try to neutralise a toxic spill and contain the second environmental disaster to hit the country in as many months, a...

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Toxic slick heads for south China cities

By Guo Shipeng and Lindsay Beck BEIJING, Dec 22 (Reuters) - China's southern province of Guangdong scrambled to protect its water supplies on Thursday as a toxic waste spill from a zinc smelter...

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New toxic slick cuts river water supplies in China

BEIJING, Dec 21 (Reuters) - A toxic waste spill from a zinc smelter, the second environmental disaster to hit China in weeks, halted water supplies from a southern river for eight hours and...

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Pollutants on China's Songhua river moves closer to Tongjiang

HARBIN, Dec 15, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Toxic slick in the Songhua River will arrive in Tongjiang of northeastern Heilongjiang Province Thursday, where the river joins the Heilongjiang River...

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China pledges border checks for river pollution

BEIJING, Dec 15 (Reuters) - China will start checks to ensure river water flowing across provincial borders is safe, state media said on Thursday, as a toxic slick caused by an explosion at a...

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