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     Apr 25, '14


China's Wuhan hit by foul-water scare
By Radio Free Asia

Authorities in the central Chinese city of Wuhan have launched a probe into the contamination of a major river supplying drinking water to 300,000 people, official media said on Thursday.

The incident, the latest in a string of water pollution scares across



China, has sent thousands of the Hubei provincial capital's 10.22 million residents rushing to supermarkets to stock up on bottled water, media reports and residents said. Meanwhile, China's parliament voted to increase fines for heavy polluters, according to reports.]

Two water supply companies had suspended production on Wednesday after tests showed that the Hanjiang river near Wuhan - a conurbation of three major river ports - contained "excessive amounts" of a pollutant, Xinhua news agency reported. More ...

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