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  1. Fears of more gas explosions at plant

    Posted Apr 18th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... there might be more explosions. Authorities said they had evacuated 150,000 residents after a chlorine gas leak and several explosions at Chongqing Tianyuan Chemical Industry Plant on Friday. The nine people killed or missing were all managers and factory workers, including the plant's general manager Hu Yanlu. On the edge of the danger zone, one resident blamed local officials ...

  2. Shanxi eyes 10b yuan fund to modernise energy sector

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... metres of coalbed with proven reserves. Its coking industry generates 15 billion cubic metres of coking gas annually, but polluted gas from the plants could be utilised. 'We're now ... New Area. Mr Niu said Shanxi aimed at making the coal industry more efficient, clean, safe and modern. It also planned to better use coal resources in coking and coalbed gas projects, ...

  3. Bhopal gas victims march for their rights

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... about 100 victims of the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster that killed 20,000 people when gas leaked out of the plant, are marching 787km to New Delhi to make the government listen. In a tragedy ... Amrit Dhillon in New Delhi Each morning Shahnaz Hussain, 27, leaves her home in a slum opposite Bhopal's abandoned Union Carbide plant in India to walk to the nearest hand pump ...

  4. Army rolls in to blast away chemical threat

    Posted Apr 19th 2004, 12:00am by Bill Savadove

    ... to store chlorine gas at a Chongqing chemical plant where a series of explosions left nine people dead or missing on Friday. Chongqing Deputy Mayor Zhou Mubing declared an end to the city's security alert at 5.35pm after the remaining chlorine had been destroyed. About 150,000 residents of the city were evacuated after chlorine gas began leaking from the tanks at the Chongqing ...

  5. Three die from toxic gas leak at gold factory

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... nephew inhaled gas when he rushed inside the plant to save his colleagues. A local official said the smelter had been operating legally for about a decade, but was not sure if the accident ... Josephine Ma in Beijing 15 fall ill from hydrogen cyanide fumes as officials evacuate Beijing villages Toxic gas leaking from a gold factory in a Beijing suburb has left three workers dead ...

  6. 164 in hospital after chlorine leak at plant

    Posted Jul 11th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Associated Press in Beijing Fumes from a leak of liquid chlorine at a chemical plant in the northwestern region of Ningxia saw 164 people admitted to hospital, mostly children and elderly people who lived nearby, a news report and plant employees said yesterday. No deaths were reported. The leak occurred at the Xingerte Chemical Products Company in Yinchuan on Sunday night, Xinhua ...

  7. Chlorine fumes strike Nanchang

    Posted Apr 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Woo 100 succumb to fallout from plant as residents and store workers flee A chlorine gas leak in the eastern city of Nanchang has left more than 100 people ill, including 22 with 'serious' respiratory problems, state media and officials said yesterday. It was the second chlorine gas leak on the mainland in less than a week. A storage tank holding liquefied chlorine ...

  8. 21 coal mine workers die in gas blast

    Posted Feb 24th 2004, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... A gas blast in a coal mine in Heilongjiang province early yesterday killed 21 miners and left 16 missing, adding to the mainland's appalling record on fatal mine accidents. Hopes ... to the site to investigate, Xinhua reported yesterday. A journalist surnamed Jin, who was at the scene, said 70 rescue workers were searching for survivors. Toxic gas underground and temperatures ...

  9. Workplace carnage claims 15 lives an hour

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at fireworks plants and during construction projects has declined. The number of deaths from chemical-related accidents was 183, down more than 28 per cent compared to last year. Officials attributed the reductions to nationwide government inspections and campaigns to root out poor safety practices. About a dozen accidents involving the chemical industry occurred in the 10 days after a chlorine gas ...

  10. Industrial safety still a distant dream

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

    ... The chlorine gas explosions at Chongqing's Tianyuan Chemical Industry plant occurred in the week that saw the resignation of a top executive at China National Petroleum Corporation. CNPC is the state-owned company whose gas well in the same province in December spewed deadly fumes across the countryside, killing 243 people and injuring more than 9,000. Investigators ...




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