IN BRIEF (Page 2)
Updated: 2013-04-22 07:22
Two reservoirs under repair
Almost all large and medium-sized reservoirs in areas of Sichuan province hit by the earthquake are operating normally, the Ministry of Water Resources said on Sunday. Only two medium-sized facilities were damaged, the authority said. Water in a barrier lake in Lushan county was emptied on Sunday morning. The ministry's local branches said they are making repairs to damaged water supply facilities and searching for emergency sources of water.
Education Ministry to inspect schools
The Ministry of Education said on Sunday that it will dispatch a group to Ya'an, which was struck by the magnitude-7 earthquake in Sichuan province, to look into the condition of schools and comfort students. The ministry will guide schools in doing rescue work and resuming classes, while preparing to check the safety of school buildings and provide psychological assistance to students, according to a statement on the ministry's website.
Nuclear facilities OK
All nuclear devices in the epicenter of Saturday's earthquake are under control, and all drinking water sources are safe from pollution, an emergency team of environmental officials said on Sunday. The team, commanded by Environment Minister Zhou Shengxian, is working 24 hours a day in Ya'an, Sichuan province, and its adjacent areas, pursuing every piece of information and looking for traces of possible pollution such as radiation or water pollution. Monitoring equipment at local environmental protection bureaus was severely damaged in the earthquake.
- Cao Yin, Wu Wencong, Jin Zhu
(China Daily 04/22/2013 page2)