Source Pravda.Ru

China to help Russia on water pollution treatment

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao has written to Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Fradkov about pollution in the cross-border Songhua river, pledging to further enhance cooperation with the Russian side to reduce damage from pollution spills.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang told a regular news conference Tuesday that in the letter Premier Wen underscored the importance to the health and safety of the people of both nations in protecting the cross-border water resource.

The pollution spill in the northeastern China's Songhua River was caused by an explosion at a Chinese petrochemical plant early Nov.. It is estimated that about 100 tons of benzene, a harmful chemical, spilled into the river.

China and Russia started jointly monitoring pollution slick in the river last Friday, China's environmental watchdog, the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) said in a statement.

Both sides will also jointly monitor the pollution slick in Tongjiang, where the Songhua and Heilongjiang rivers intersect, the statement said. The Heilongjiang River is called the Amur River in Russia.

Wen introduced countermeasures his country has taken against the accident and noted that China will cope with it in a responsible manner, Xinhua reports.

Photo: Xinhua

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Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases

Several years ago, a prominent Indonesian businessman who now resides in Canada, insisted on meeting me in a back room of one of Jakarta's posh restaurants. An avid reader of mine, he 'had something urgent to tell me', after finding out that our paths were going to be crossing in this destroyed and hopelessly polluted Indonesian capital.

Capitalism reduced Indonesian cities to infested carcases
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