Lanzhou

Type: City
Name: Lanzhou
Country: China
Latitude: 36.049999
Longitude: 103.68
population: 1,417,742
First reported 2 hours ago - Updated 2 hours ago - 1 reports

Lanzhou tap water crisis - local gov't to explore 2nd water source

Now the latest on a tap water crisis in northwest China's Gansu Province.Authorities in Lanzhou have admitted a lack of regulatory supervision led to the crisis, and have pledged to find a second water source for the city as soon as possible.Excessive ... [Published CNC World - 2 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

China blames French utility for water pollution

Chinese authorities have blamed France's Veolia Environnement S.A. for loopholes in supervision of water quality standards, Reuters reported.The accusation came after benzene, a cancer-inducing chemical, was found in tap water supplied by the firm at ... [Published Business Insurance - 5 hours ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated 6 hours ago - 2 reports

Safe drinking water becoming scarce

Some recent water pollution-related incidents have roused serious concerns across China. The latest one occurred in Lanzhou, Gansu province, on April 11: excessive levels of benzene were detected in ... ... [Published Big News Network - 6 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 10 hours ago - 2 reports

China travel alert - toxic water supply in Lanzhou precipitates chaos

CNN has reported on an international travel issue for visitors to Asia. This isn't the first time that water supplies in China have been contaminated, either.Nearly 2.5 million residents of a major city in west China have been ordered not to drink its ... [Published Examiner.com - 10 hours ago]
First reported 16 hours ago - Updated 15 hours ago - 2 reports

Safe drinking water becoming scarce

Some recent water pollution-related incidents have roused serious concerns across China. The latest one occurred in Lanzhou, Gansu province, on April 11: excessive levels of benzene were detected in the city's tap water. Local authorities later said crude ... [Published CHINAdaily - 15 hours ago]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 4 reports

VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT : Oil leak blamed for water contamination

Residents queue up to get safe water supplied by the government in Lanzhou , Gansu province on Friday after the city's tap water was found to be polluted by benzene, a toxic cancer-causing chemical. [Photo/Xinhua]LANZHOU - A subsidiary of CNPC, China's ... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 18 reports

PetroChina facility causes high benzene level in Lanzhou tap water

The benzene presence was due to a leak in the integrated refinery and petrochemical complex's residual oil that poured into the water source in the region.According to the local environmental officials, the residual oil was found in about 800mt of water ... [Published Water Environment Federation - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 2 reports

Desalination Plant to Provide Third of Beijing’s Water

One-third of the tap water used inBeijing in five years will be desalinated from the sea to makeit potable and boost clean supplies, according to state media.Beijing Enterprises (371) Water Group, the biggest publiclytraded water-treatment company in ... [Published Bloomberg - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

NW China city rids pollutants off con...

LANZHOU, April 12 (Xinhua) -- Lanzhou city in northwest China's Gansu province cancelled emergency water supply to two districts at 6 p. m., as the contaminated tap water was found safe there, ... ... [Published Big News Network - Apr 15 2014]
Entities: Pollution, Lanzhou, China
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 5 reports

1st LD-Writethru-China Focus: Tap water company denies pollution cover-up

The tap water supplier at the center of a scandal after excessive levels of a carcinogenic compound were found in its samples has denied a cover-up of the contamination. Excessive levels of benzene in the water affected more than 2.4 million people in ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 3 reports

Court rejects lawsuit against supplier of polluted water

A court rejected a lawsuit against Lanzhou's sole water supplier for delaying reports about severe water pollution.The Lanzhou Intermediate People's Court in Gansu Province said yesterday that the five residents who filed the lawsuit were not qualified ... [Published Ecns.cn - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 15 2014 - 2 reports

XINHUA - Xinhua China news advisory -- April 15

Xinhua China news advisory -- April 15Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.BEIJING, April 15 (Xinhua) -- Following are news items about China to be covered or pursued by Xinhua on Tuesday:Wire Service:-- China Focus: Land price fluctuation tells the future of ... [Published Namibia Press Agency - Apr 15 2014]

Quotes

"Last year, the city government began to explore a second water source. It planned to start construction in March this year. But due to a lack of funding, construction delayed. The provincial government pays high attention to the project and we will create conditions to start the project as soon as possible to ensure water security for the city."
...Investigators said "there were supervision problems within Veolia Water Co. related to water quality and safety" Reuters reported China National Radio as saying. Lanzhou is one the most polluted population centers in China
The American Cancer Society reports that "Consuming foods or fluids contaminated with high levels of benzene can cause vomiting, stomach irritation, dizziness, sleepiness, convulsions, and rapid heart rate. In extreme cases, inhaling or swallowing very high levels of benzene can be deadly."
"The channel has been carrying water to Veolia Water's No.1 and No.2 plants for decades. Under this ditch lies Lanzhou Petrochemical's oil pipeline" Yan told Xinhua

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自来水污染 [Published Ecns.cn - Apr 16 2014]
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Polluted Drinking Water Panics Chinese City [Published Big News Network - Apr 16 2014]
Oil leak blamed for water contamination [Published Water Environment Federation - Apr 16 2014]
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT : Excessive benzene found ... [Published 4 Traders - Apr 16 2014]
Lanzhou tap water back to safe [Published CNC World - Apr 16 2014]
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