CHANGCHUN, July 29 (Xinhua) -- Emergency workers discovered that more than 7,000 chemical buckets had been washed into a major river in northeast China, thousands more than Wednesday's initial findings, authorities said Thursday.
|Photo taken on July 28, 2010 shows barrels containing explosive chemicals in the water |
of the Songhua River in Jilin City of northeast China's Jilin Province. More than 1,000
barrels containing explosive chemicals were washed into the Songhua River Wednesday due
to the rain-triggered floodwaters in Jilin Province. Emergency workers have been
trying to recover the containers and local environmental protection authorities were
closely monitoring the water quality of the river. (Xinhua/Chen Guoman)
The buckets were swept into the Songhuajiang River from a plant in Jilin City in floods triggered by days of heavy rain. About 400 buckets had been recovered.
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