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Posted Wed Jun 8 2011: from Associated Press:
China Acid Spill Knocks Out Water to Half Million
A toxic chemical spilled into a river that supplies drinking water to the scenic city of Hangzhou in eastern China, knocking out supplies to more than half a million people and creating a run on bottled water. A tanker truck carrying 20 tons of carbolic acid overturned late Saturday night. The chemical, also known as phenol, was washed by rain into the Xin'an River about 150 kilometers (90 miles) southwest of Hangzhou, the city said in a report on its website.
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Think if the tanker had run into a truck full of chickens, too!

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