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New chemical attack China

December 22 2005

China has recorded a new hit of toxic waste into a river. At this time the incident occurred in the southern province of Guangdong, near the city of Shaoguan.

Because of the accident at the plant for smelting of zinc in the river Beijiang hit cadmium.

Levels of substances in the river exceeds the norm by 10 times.

On the eve of half a city cut off water supply.

Cadmium - metal, widely used in batteries, its high content in water or foods can cause kidney disease, liver and bones. Cadmium compounds can trigger cancer, according to RBC.

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