NANJING -- A water plant that was closed for three days because of contamination by the disinfectant phenol resumed operations at 2 am Monday, according to local authorities in east China's Jiangsu Province.
The plant in the west of Yancheng City halted water supplies Friday morning after the water was found to be contaminated. At least 200,000 residents were deprived of tap water.
Tests show the water was drinkable on Sunday. Local authorities said the pollution came from a chemical company, which had released phenol into the river from which the plant gets its water.