China chemical spill taints city’s water supply

Associated Press: Customers stock up on bottled water in a Hangzhou supermarket. Carbolic acid spilled into a river that supplies drinking water to the Chinese city of Hangzhou, knocking out supplies to more than half a million people in the suburbs and creating a run on bottled water in the city of 9 million. A tanker truck carrying 20 tons of the caustic chemical overturned late on Saturday night. The chemical, also known as phenol, was washed by rain into the Xin'an river about 90 miles (145km) south-west......

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