Heilongjiang mine waste leaks into river

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Ministry of Ecology and Environment has sent a team to the city of Yichun in northeastern Heilongjiang province after a leakage of mine tailings, Xinhua reports.

The leakage happened at 1:40 pm Saturday at the tailings pond of the Yichun Luming Mining Co, and part of the leakage entered into a local river.

The ministry has initiated an emergency response after the accident. The work team, led by vice minister Zhai Qing, is rushing to the site of the accident. Provincial departments have sent experts to the site and set up an emergency command.