Drinking water in Liuzhou city in southern China’s Guangxi province is under increasing risk from cadmium pollution, the official Xinhua News Agency said, citing a level 2 environmental emergency reported by the provincial government.
Cadmium contamination in the Liujiang River spread downstream, prompting Liuzhou residents to buy bottled water, Xinhua reported on Jan. 26.
A level 2 environmental emergency in China is defined as one where an important river, lake, reservoir or sea is affected or a situation where more than 10,000 people and fewer than 50,000 may need to be evacuated, according to guidelines posted on the Guangxi government’s website.
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