Toxic water ‘threatens SA city’

BBC: Rapidly rising acidic water in the abandoned gold mines under Johannesburg in South Africa could leak out early next year, the water ministry warns. Its report recommends building pumps and monitoring stations immediately. The toxic liquid has been building up in mine shafts which were dug more than a century ago and stretch for many kilometres under the city. Trevor Manuel, a minister in the president's office, reassured residents that there was no cause for panic. The BBC's Milton Nkosi......

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