Water pollution affects 40,000 people in Guangdong – Xinhua News Agency

From Xinhua News Agency (link):

A case of was reported Friday in Sanchajiang River of Wuchuan City in south China's Guangdong Province, posing a threat to the safety of drinking water for nearly 40,000 locals.

Fish were found dead in large quantity at eight ponds of a fishery farm at Lingtou Village in Changqi Township, said the farm owner, surnamed Pan. He estimated the loss at more than 200,000 yuan (25,000 U.S. dollars).

Nearby townships also reported a large number of dead fish and poisoning cases of livestock.

According to the local government, the polluted belt was about eight kilometers long. Water at the polluted belt turns brown in color.


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