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  1. City may move chemical plant over spill fear

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... their lives had been put at risk when Tropical Storm Muifa breached a protective dyke, raising the possibility that extremely toxic chemicals, notably paraxylene, or PX, could have been released from the plant. Although authorities repaired the dyke and insisted that no spills were detected, the incident sparked panic and fuelled resentment against the PX project, operational since 2009, ...

  2. Safety checks for plants after protest

    Posted Oct 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... controversy- paraxylene, commonly known as PX. Tens of thousands of Dalian residents took to the streets on August 14 in a rare outpouring of public anger after the city of six million narrowly avoided a major chemical spill at a suburban PX plant. Analysts have warned that similar protests over pollution fears may erupt in more than a dozen mainland cities, including Nanjing and Shanghai, where ...

  3. Dalian plant to relocate after thousands protest

    Posted Aug 15th 2011, 12:00am

    ... gathering last night despite the relocation announcement. The Fujia plant produces paraxylene- known as 'PX' by locals- a toxic petrochemical used in a number of paints and plastics. ...

  4. Anger over toxic plant reopening

    Posted Dec 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... which has been processing paraxylene- the toxic chemical at the heart of the controversy- since 2009, could be relocated. Paraxylene, commonly known as PX, is widely used in paints and plastics. ... on track, but it needs a lot of time and there is no timetable yet,' she said. Built at a cost of more than 60 billion yuan (HK$73 billion) and with annual production of 700,000 tonnes of PX ...

  5. Chemical plant at centre of suspicion

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... when laws and regulations can not be implemented.' The Fujia plant in Dalian, which produces paraxylene, or PX, is a case in point. Listed as one of six priority projects in Dalian, the plant- which produces 700,000 tonnes a year of PX- was approved by the National Development and Reform Commission in 2005 and its construction kicked off the same year. With a total investment ...

  6. Dalian protest 'won't be the last'

    Posted Aug 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... governments make decisions on major chemical projects. Few people may have heard of the toxic chemical paraxylene, also known as PX, which the Fujia plant produces, before the spill scare broke out a week ago. But according to the 21st Century Business Herald, citing government statistics, there are at least 11 PX projects either being built or already operational across the mainland, ...

  7. The people have spoken

    Posted Aug 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... in the protest said few demonstrators had even heard of the toxic chemical called paraxylene, of which the company produces 700,000 tonnes a year, before last week's scare. The chemical, commonly known as PX, is widely used in paints and plastics. Although scientists can't definitively say whether the chemical is a carcinogen, they say it can damage the central nervous system, liver ...



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