Russia Official Praises China's Pollution Control Efforts
A Russian official on weather and environment has highly praised the efforts China has made in controlling pollution from the Songhua River He said Russia and China have cooperated well in dealing with the pollution accident. He also added that the information China has offered is greatly helping many Russian cities in the treatment of the toxic spill. He expects that the two governments will sign a pact on Songhua River supervision. Explosions at a chemical plant on November 13 in Jilin Province spilled a large amount of nitrobenzene into the Songhua River. The Russian official said the activated carbon provided by China has played an important role in cleaning the water in the far eastern city of Khabarovsk. The Chinese consul general based in Khabarovsk, Fan Xianrong, said on Saturday that the toxic spill from the Songhua River reached Khabarovsk on Thursday and is expected to move out on Tuesday.