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EnviroTech :: Climate Change
Chemical Containers Fall into Yangtze River
7:09 AM MDT | August 12, 2009 | Deepti Ramesh
The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that a cargo ship carrying various goods tilted on Monday night at the lower reaches of the Three Gorges Dam in the Yangtze River within the administration of Yichang, China. A total of 62 boxes, including 12 containing corrosive potassium permanganate, sodium permanganate, and potassium hydroxide fell into the river, MEP says. A search has been on for the containers and two containers were retrieved on Tuesday. MEP says that government officials of Yichang conducted water quality tests at the ports...
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