The Water Supplies Department on Monday insisted that Hong Kong's fresh water supply is safe but has agreed to investigate allegations that toxic waste is poisoning the East River catchment area that supplies Hong Kong.
South China Morning Post（南華早報）
A mainland battery manufacturer will investigate an alleged leak of toxic waste after excessive concentrations of heavy metals were found near a Huizhou factory and close to the source of Hong Kong's water supplies.
A scuffle broke out yesterday when more than 40 representatives of labour and human rights groups stormed the headquarters of GP Batteries.
The protesters were railing against the company's alleged violation of workers' rights in Huizhou, Guangdong.