posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 07:03 AM
reply to post by Jerisa
Explanation: Fixed broken link ...
Environment Pollution in China on Sunday, 06 January, 2013
at 07:13 (07:13 AM) UTC. [hisz.rsoe.hu]
And to get us started ...
Hebei (province) [wiki]
Hebei (help·info) (Chinese: 河北; pinyin: Héběi; Postal map spelling: Hopeh) is a province of the People's Republic of China in the North
China region. Its one-character abbreviation is "冀" (jì), named after Ji Province, a Han Dynasty province (zhou) that included what is now
southern Hebei. The name Hebei means "north of the river", referring to its location completely above the Yellow River.
In 1928, Hebei was formed after the central government dissolved the province of Chih-li (直隸), which means "Directly Ruled (by the Imperial
Beijing and Tianjin Municipalities, which border each other, were carved out of Hebei. The province borders Liaoning to the northeast, Inner Mongolia
to the north, Shanxi to the west, Henan to the south, and Shand ong to the southeast. Bohai Bay of the Yellow Sea is to the east. A small part of
Hebei, an exclave disjointed from the rest of the province, is wedged between the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin.
A common alternate name for Hebei is Yānzhào (燕趙), after the state of Yan and state of Zhao that existed here during the Warring States Period
of early Chinese history.
It seems the river may be the 'yellow river' but I have yet to confirm this as fact.
Personal Disclosure: I feel that the 9 tons of pollutant that leaked into the river needs to be accounted for 1st.
Whats the volume of flow for this
How far downstream could the contaminants be by now?
Are there any other populated areas downstream that will be affected by this EPIC FAIL!?
What can be done now to provide clean drinking water for such a huge population [almost half australias population
My 1st thought is that I just recently today emptied a 9ltr plastic bucket full of 8ltr's of water that dripped out of the airconditioning unit over
a 4hr period.
Now it is summer in Australia and I was using my a/c to seriously cool the house down to 18C in a very hot and humid climate ... so I have no clue if
this is worthwhile when China is experienceing winter ... but 9million people without water is desparate and I just mention it in the off chance that
it may safe lives.
Since it is winter ... maybe snow could be mined?