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Indian Police Arrest Man Responsible for Distribution of Tainted Alcohol

Posted February 1st, 2012 at 3:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in India’s West Bengal state have arrested a key figure responsible for distributing poisonous homemade liquor, which kills hundreds of people every year throughout the country. In early January, at least 15 people died and 24 others were hospitalized after buying cheap alcohol from bootleggers in eastern Andhra Pradesh state. In December, 155 people […]

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Home-Brewed Liquor Kills 15 in India

Posted January 1st, 2012 at 6:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Officials in eastern India said Sunday at least 15 people died after consuming a batch of tainted homemade liquor over the weekend. The officials said some 24 others are being treated in hospitals in the Krishna district in Andhra Pradesh state. The victims, mostly poor laborers, became sick after buying cheap alcohol from bootleggers for […]

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Chinese Dairy Farmer Sentenced to Death for Poisoning Milk

Posted December 9th, 2011 at 6:20 am (UTC-5)
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A Chinese court has sentenced a dairy farmer to death for poisoning her competitor’s milk supply with an industrial chemical that left three young children dead and another 36 sick. The court in the northwestern province of Gansu found that Ma Xiuling deliberately added nitrite, an industrial salt, to fresh milk produced by her rival […]

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Nuclear-Tainted Tea Found at Five Japanese Plants

Posted June 15th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Officials in the Japanese prefecture of Shizuoka have asked five tea manufacturing plants to stop shipping green tea leaves after they were found to contain excessive levels of a radioactive material. The tea leaves contained 580 to 650 becquerels of radioactive cesium per kilogram, above the legal limit of 500 becquerels. The product was tested […]

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