The river to the future

Gregory, Philipa
August 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;8/6/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 6, p10
Trade Publication
The article focuses on action taken by China's State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA), because of a huge chemical spill in the Songhua River, Harbin, China from Jilin Petrochemical Co. SEPA enforced China's environmental policy in response to explosions at Jilin's plant followed by the release of toxic substances such as benzene into the river. Lot of environmental damage occurred. It discusses steps being taken by SEPA and other government departments to solve the above issue.


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