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  • 11 Jul 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HEZHOU, China Hezhou City Mayor Bai Xi this week released a public statement apologizing for heavy metal pollution of the Hejiang River, which may have affected millions of people, saying loopholes in the city’s environmental protection allowed the
  • 8 Jul 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HEZHOU, China Government officials from Fengkai County in southern China’s Guangdong province are warning that a section of the Hejiang River has been polluted with thallium and cadmium from upriver activities. The county’s publicity department released
  • Chinese experts recently completed two dams and one diversion channel in Sichuan province-- near where the massive 2008 Wenchuan earthquake crumbled mountain tops along the Longmen fault line-- in an effort to reduce the possibility of future landslides.
  • Victims of last week’s 7.0-magnitude in Ya’an, in China’s Sichuan province, are facing outbreaks of diarrhea, with health personnel making water disinfection and monitoring a top priority.
  • A large earthquake, measured by China's earthquake administration at magnitude 7.0 and by the U.S. Geological Survey at 6.6, hit Sichuan Province this weekend killing at least 186 people and injuring more than 8,000, according to Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua.