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Argentina Slams Uruguay Water Permit to Botnia

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ARGENTINA: November 7, 2007













A man casts his shadow on a wall built by environmentalists to block the road linking the Argentine city of Gualeguaychu and the Uruguayan city of Fray Bentos. Argentina and Uruguay have been embroiled in an environmental row for more than a year over the construction of a paper pulp mill by Finland's company Metsa-Bonia in Fray Bentos, a town on the Uruguay River that divides the two countries. Argentines say they are concerned about contamination and the impact on tourism and fishing, while Uruguayans insist the project is environmentally safe.
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Argentine environmentalists block a road linking the Argentine city of Gualeguaychu and the Uruguayan city of Fray Bentos during a protest against the construction of paper pulp mills October 13, 2006. Argentina and Uruguay have been embroiled in an environmental row for more than a year over the construction of paper pulp mills in Fray Bentos, a town …

China Is IRRESPONSIBLE

Toxic Spill Cuts Off Water To Thousands In China
By GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press Writer
1 hour, 11 minutes ago

BEIJING - Water supplies to 28,000 people in northern China have been cut after an overturned truck spilled 33 tons of toxic oil into a river, state media said Wednesday, the latest mishap involving the country's already polluted waterways.

The overloaded truck was carrying wash oil, also known as creosote, when it overturned and dumped its contents into a river in Shanxi province, Xinhua News Agency reported. An investigation showed the truck overturned due to brake failure, the report said.

The spill flowed into the Yangjiapo reservoir, contaminating 70 million cubic feet of water, the agency said, citing the provincial environmental bureau.

Supplies to the towns of Dazhai and Sandu in Xiyang county, which the reservoir serves, have been cut, Xinhua said.

The spill occurred Oct. 26, Xinhua said, but did not say why it was reported a week later.

Cleanup crews were using pump…