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Officials: Extreme Cyanide Levels in Waters Near China Blast

Cyanide levels more than 350 times the acceptable limit have been found in waters close to the site of recent deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials said Thursday. The city's drinking water, however, remained safe, Deng Xiaowen, director of Tianjin's environmental monitoring center, told a media briefing aimed at easing public concerns. "At present, all cyanide-contaminated waste waters are kept within the blast site." he said.  The...

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