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  • A two-kilometer stretch of milky-white contamination across the Lin Qiaocun River, Wenzhou. Photo by Jiang Chao / Oriental IC
     
     
    A two-kilometer stretch of milky-white contamination across the Lin Qiaocun River, Wenzhou. Photo by Jiang Chao / Oriental IC
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River Turns White in Wenzhou

Chemicals that leaked from a nearby factory contaminated a river in the southeastern entrepreneurial hub of Wenzhou on July 9. The river in Ouhai district of Wenzhou in Zhejiang Province turned white for a stretch of nearly 2 kilometers. The head of the local Ministry of Environmental Protection said the leak was traced to a latex company's production facilities.

07.10.2012
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