LIUZHOU, China — Crews in southern China are working to
neutralize a chemical spill in the Liujiang River, which is affecting the
drinking water of 3.7 million people living in the city of Liuzhou, euronews.net
Cadmium, a cancer-causing toxin that is especially dangerous
for young children, was detected in the river at twice the legal limit.
The toxic chemical was released into the river from a local
factory, the article stated.
Workers are pouring neutralizing aluminum chloride powder
into the water, which binds the cadmium into larger clumps and makes it easier
to dredge up from the river.
Authorities are also diluting the polluted water using 500
million cubic meters of clean water from the Honghua Hydropower station,
according to the story.