Caixin OnlineEnvironment Lasting Scars on Longjiang River
02.14.2012 18:09

Lasting Scars on Longjiang River

A toxic cadmium spill that threatened drinking water supplies for millions of people has local government offering words of regret – but not much else
By staff reporters Xu Chao, Gong Jing and Wang Jing

It was already too little, too late with a massive fish kill and a crazed bottled water-run. By the afternoon of February 1, two weeks after a toxic disaster that continues to threaten the drinking water supplies of locals, He Xinxing, mayor of the Hechi Prefecture in Guangxi Province gave an unmoving apology to the public, admitting the government's responsibility – without giving any concrete action to prevent these disasters.

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