30 July 2010, 09:45

Khabarovsk Region prevents poisoned Sungari water from reaching Amur

Khabarovsk Region prevents poisoned Sungari water from reaching Amur

The authorities of the Khabarovsk Region, in the Russian Far East, are taking measures to prevent the poisoned Sungari River waters from reaching the Amur, following an accident at chemical plants in the neighbouring China.

The authorities of the Khabarovsk Region, in the Russian Far East, are taking measures to prevent the poisoned Sungari River waters from reaching the Amur, following an accident at chemical plants in the neighbouring China.

The Region’s Governor Vyacheslav Shport told reporters that he had ordered the local environmental protection services to step up efforts to monitor the situation. 

Several thousand barrels with toxic chemicals were washed away by floods from two chemical plants in China’s Jilin province on Wednesday.

Some barrels exploded on contact with water. China has set up entry-resistant constructions and is trying to fish the barrels out of the water.  

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