Chinese say river pollution not worsened

Cozier, Muriel
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/15/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 19, p31
Trade Publication
The article reports on the claim of SEPA, China's environmental protection agency that pollution in China's Songhua and Heilongjiang rivers has not worsened during the recent spring thaw in 2005. The rivers were polluted after an explosion last November 2005 at Jilin Petrochemical Corporation's plant, in Jilin province. The blast at the chemical plant sent an estimated 100 tonnes of benzene, aniline and nitrobenzene into the Songhua and Heilongjiang rivers, which flow into the Amur. The United Nations Environment Programme has said that the joint monitoring programme between China and Russia is an encouraging step in furthering multilateral cooperation on shared water resources.


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