Dangerous chemicals found in south China river – – Honolulu Star-Advertiser

July 8, 2013

BEIJING >> Residents and water plants along a river in southern China that is used as a drinking source have been warned not to use the river’s water after authorities detected excessive amounts of two dangerous chemicals.

Tests by authorities detected the chemicals thallium and cadmium in a section of the Hejiang River in Guangdong province after dead fish turned up in the water, the official Xinhua News Agency said today.

The Fengkai county government warned downstream water plants and residents against using the water or eating anything from the river, Xinhua said. Cadmium is considered an environmental hazard, and thallium is extremely toxic. No illnesses have been reported.

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