Battling cadmium contamination of the Longjiang
February 08, 2012
The cadmium spill in Guangxi province has been the headlines for a few days now and there could be more to come. With two out of the three main tributaries of the Pearl River (西江和北江,the west and the north tributary Xijiang and Beijiang) now contaminated with cadmium, will the Dongjiang (东江,the east tributary) be next? Many people in the Pearl River basin are very concerned about the current situation in Guangxi but few remember that seven years ago there was an even worse cadmium spill close by, on a section of Beijiang that runs past Shaoguan 韶关市) in Guangdong province.