The water taps in Igor Sukhrin's apartment are firmly shut off at the mains and he is keeping his teenage son out of school. The 46-year-old plumber is taking no chances as a lethal Chinese toxic spill passes through this city in Russia's Far East. He has forbidden his family from opening the taps, unconvinced by official assurances that the water is safe to drink as chemicals float through the river that feeds water supplies in Khabarovsk
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