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Oil spill pollution

Oil spill pollution

A tributary of China's Yellow River has been polluted by an oil spill, state-run media reported yesterday, in the latest environmental accident to threaten the nation's drinking water.
About 1,000 tons of oil sludge has contaminated farmland and the Luohe River in northern Shaanxi province after a recycling pool at a sewage treatment plant collapsed last Sunday, the China Daily said.
More than 2,000 people have been scrambling to clean up the mess and eight containment belts have been set up downstream from the spill, the English-language newspaper said.


Updated : 2021-01-26 15:09 GMT+08:00