Experts warn of massive risk from Chinese facilities

Lazell, Mark
July 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;7/24/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 29, p12
Trade Publication
This article states that almost half of China's chemical plants pose 'major environmental risks: Chinas State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA) has admitted, signalling the authority's tough task ahead. The proliferation of thousands of small downstream chemical producers has increased the possibility of further accidents unless safety regulations are enforced. Gas or chemical leaks blamed on poor construction or maintenance are not uncommon in China and have contributed to a series of explosions and spills over the past two months. SEPA's report comes a week after a chlorine gas leak left 160 people in hospital in the northwestern city of Yinchuan.


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