Parents complained that children in Xiaocuo were being exposed to toxic air but were being told to continue to come to class. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Locals fear Chinese officials more concerned with cover-up rather than clean-up after chemical spill

  • Residents in Quanzhou in Fujian province complain that they have not been given the full story after a toxic chemical spill on Sunday
  • Locals fear health risks are being downplayed after authorities said the clean-up was ‘basically complete’ on the day of the leak
Topic |   China pollution

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Parents complained that children in Xiaocuo were being exposed to toxic air but were being told to continue to come to class. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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