Liuzhou Laowai

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Water Crisis – Saturday 28 Update

Liujiang - the river in Liuzhou's city centre

Things seem calmer today.

Following on from late last night’s cell phone message from Liuzhou government telling us not to worry, today they started sending out regular updates about cadmium levels in the river.  At 10 am this morning, according to their reports, the level was 0.005mg/l which is the maximum level considered safe. By 2 pm, this had apparently dropped to 0.0049mg/l, news which had me hooping around my room in joy and admiration for the combined strength of the city under the leadership of blah, blah, blah.

But at least they are, two weeks too late, now sending out information. Whether it is true is anyone’s guess.

As far as bottled water is concerned, the situation also seems calmer. About half an hour ago, on my way home from a pleasant evening meal in a local restaurant, I popped into the local supermarket just to have a look. It seems they have been flooding the place with water supplies. There were piles of bottles at each end of every aisle. Even the bra and panties aisle, which I promise is not a place I often inspect, had piles of bottles at either end.

When I  glanced at the checkouts, I didn’t see anyone with water. Although, I did see one elderly man with about seven or eight bags of salt! Is there anything more uncool than last year’s panic?

Keep safe.  Drink beer.

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3 Responses to “Water Crisis – Saturday 28 Update”

  1. Etranger Says:

    Can you try to test the water by yourself or any possible non-government professional organization?
    I really really want to believe the good news from government but I think we need some third information source.

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    non-government professional organization? in China? no chance!

  3. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    The problem was discovered two weeks ago. Only now are they telling people.

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