Tailings leak pollutes 346-kmwaterway
Tailings that leaked into Taishi River in Longnan in November last year— and have been traced to an antimony processing center— have contaminated more than 300 kilometers of waterway. The incident resulted in 61 million yuan ($9.1 million) in direct economic losses, according to theMinistry of Environmental Protection. Water supply for more than 108,000 people in three provinces was affected, the ministry said. Eleven officials, including the deputymayor of Longnan, have been punished for violating the Party code of conduct.