Contaminated river in China sparks panic buying of water

Reuters: Residue from a manganese plant has flooded a river in a city in the southwestern province of Sichuan, contaminating the main source of drinking water and sparking panic-buying of bottled water, state media said on Wednesday. Residue from the Xichuan Minjiang Electrolytic Manganese Plant in Aba prefecture -- a heavily ethnic Tibetan part of Sichuan province next to the Tibet Autonomous Region -- was washed into the Fujiang river by heavy rain last Thursday. The river is the source of drinking......

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