LANZHOU, April 12, 2014 - Local residents get water in a community in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, April 12, 2014. Tap water in downtown Lanzhou has been found to contain excessive levels of benzene, provincial authorities said on Friday. The local government has taken emergent measures to ensure the safe water supply in affected areas.

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Photo taken on April 12, 2014 shows the building of Lanzhou Veolia Water, in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province. Crude oil leaked from a Lanzhou Petrochemical pipeline, poisoning the water source for Veolia Water plant, and bringing hazardous levels of benzene into the city's tap water, said an environment official during a conference call with the city government Saturday.

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Residents queue up for water supplied by the local government in a community in Lanzhou, capital of northwest China's Gansu Province, April 12, 2014.

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