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  1. Toxic gas leak takes its toll

    Posted Jun 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the injured suffered damage to their lungs and one worker was in critical condition. An army chemical warfare team stopped the leak and was checking if any gas remained. ... killed one man and put more than 260 people in hospital, Xinhua reported. Phosgene is best known for its extensive use as a chemical weapon during the first world war. It is now commonly used ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/459859/toxic-gas-leak-takes-its-toll
  2. Factory boss held as gas leak fells 370

    Posted Jul 19th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Police in Kaifeng City, Henan Province, have detained a chemical factory manager after a gas leak caused by an explosion at his factory left more than 370 people sick. Xinhua said a large quantity of hydrogen chloride gas was released on Saturday when a compressor exploded at Kaifeng Modern Chemical Technology Factory. The gas quickly spread through the factory ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/463618/factory-boss-held-gas-leak-fells-370
  3. Chemical explosion kills 10, hurts 120

    Posted Jul 29th 2010, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao, Will Clem

    ... service stations in the area were affected. Anti-chemical warfare troops were trying to put out fire, but their effort were stalled by fear of another leak, according to state radio reports. Hours ... Will Clem in Nanjing and Shi Jiangtao in Beijing At least 10 people were killed and around 120 injured yesterday by a powerful blast at an abandoned chemical factory in Nanjing, Jiangsu ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/720784/chemical-explosion-kills-10-hurts-120
  4. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Officials vow to stop rally over Kunming chemical plant

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com The rapid release of information on the project removes the need for a protest, police chief says Officials vow to stop rally over chemical plants The authorities in Yunnan's provincial capital, Kunming, have attempted to thwart a big rally planned for Thursday to protest against a petrochemical refinery and a related paraxylene (PX) plant in nearby Anning, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1237131/officials-vow-stop-rally-over-kunming-petrochemical-plant
  5. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Kunming residents sceptical after 'chemical plant still at planning stage'

    Posted May 08th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing, He Huifeng

    ... Li Jing and He Huifeng Kunming authorities say they are still deliberating on plans to build PX plant, but doubts are raised by papers contradicting them Chemical plant vowmet withscepticism Kunming moved to allay public anger over a controversial chemical project yesterday by claiming it was still in the planning stage. But the announcement was met with scepticism, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1232587/kunming-residents-sceptical-after-chemical-plant-still-planning-stage
  6. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing unveils blueprint to control health risks of toxic chemicals

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... Li Jing jing.li@scmp.com For first time, policy blueprint links pollution to rising health threats in industrial areas Beijing admits 'cancer link to toxic chemicals' The central government has unveiled its first blueprint to control the environmental and health risks of toxic chemicals, and for the first time officially acknowledged the existence of "cancer ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1155782/beijing-unveils-blueprint-control-health-risks-toxic-chemicals
  7. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    China's heavy metal and chemical pollution worsening

    Posted Jan 06th 2013, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... which pose even greater health risks to the public have yet to gain policymakers' attention." Wang cited heavy metals and other hazardous chemicals that can accumulate in human bodies, causing cancer. Previously unknown chemical spills are still emerging at former industrial sites and some cities, as no clear mapping of such polluted sites has been worked out. "The toxic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1120912/chinas-heavy-metal-and-chemical-pollution-worsening
  8. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Beijing chemical plants and factories shut to try to curb air pollution

    Posted Jan 15th 2013, 12:00am by Teddy Ng

    ... Teddy Ng teddy.ng@scmp.com 100 plants and building sites in Beijing stop work ahead of cold snap expected to clear smog Factories shut to try to curb air pollution A hundred chemical ... a surge in the use of coal for central heating A deputy director of the municipal economy and information technology commission, Li Hong, said 58 construction sites, metal refineries and chemical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1128158/beijing-chemical-plants-and-factories-shut-try-curb-air-pollution
  9. News - China - ENVIRONMENT

    Ningbo residents doubt pledge to halt chemical plant expansion

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 12:00am by Li Jing

    ... to increase production of paraxylene, or PX- a chemical that can damage the central nervous system, liver and kidneys- had been completely scrapped. Police also arrested a protester on Sunday night ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1072760/ningbo-residents-doubt-pledge-halt-chemical-plant-expansion
  10. Scores of firemen battle warehouse chemicals blaze

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Nearly 100 firemen struggled for two hours to bring a warehouse fire under control, amid explosions and burning chemicals, in Tsuen Wan yesterday. The fire broke out shortly after 6am at the Wang Lung Industrial Building in Lung Tak Street, where 15 containers of chemicals were being stored. Several of the containers exploded during the blaze, one ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1006016/scores-firemen-battle-warehouse-chemicals-blaze

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