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Alarm over tailings' effects on rivers

By Jiang Xueqing and Li Jing | China Daily | Updated: 2011-07-29 07:48

Alarm over tailings' effects on rivers

Residents of Mianyang, Sichuan province, line up to get spring water on Thursday. It took two hours for the dripping spring water to fill each bucket. Yang Weihua / for China Daily

MIANYANG, Sichuan - The drinking water crisis in Mianyang, in Southwest China's Sichuan province, caused by the pollution of the Fujiang River by a manganese plant, should be seen as a warning about the lax management of more than 10,000 toxic mine tailings in the country, environmentalists said.

Alarm over tailings' effects on rivers

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