The cleanup at the water’s edge of the village of Xiaocuo, after the village, within the Fujian province coastal city of Quanzhou, was overwhelmed by a leak of a chemical combination known as C9 aromatics. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Lies and fears: how a chemical leak in China spilled out of control

  • A chemical spill sent 52 residents to hospital, but officials in Fujian province’s biggest city took four days to confirm the event
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The cleanup at the water’s edge of the village of Xiaocuo, after the village, within the Fujian province coastal city of Quanzhou, was overwhelmed by a leak of a chemical combination known as C9 aromatics. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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