09 June 2008 20:05 [Source: ICIS news]
HOUSTON (ICIS news)--An overturned truck spilled crude phenol in China, threatening the drinking water of more than 200,000 people, according to media reports on Monday.
The spill was reported by Reuters, citing the Xinhua news agency. The truck was reported to have carried 33.6 tonnes of the chemical when it overturned its cargo on Saturday near the Baise dam in ?xml:namespace>
The chemical was reported to be present 15 kilometres upstream of the dam in the Zhesang river, which supplies water for drinking to local populations.
Authorities were attempting to contain the spill, according to reports.
More details were not immediately available.
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