The Quangang government said the leak has been cleaned up but a local chemist said traces of the chemical could remain in the water for months or even years. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

China chemical spill: 7 arrested as fishermen wait for news on compensation

  • Suspects identified only as four employees of chemical plant and three tanker workers
  • Spill of 7 tonnes of toxic liquid into Taiwan Strait put 52 people in hospital
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The Quangang government said the leak has been cleaned up but a local chemist said traces of the chemical could remain in the water for months or even years. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Alice Shen

Alice Shen

Alice is a Hong Kong economy and business reporter at the South China Morning Post. Born in central China and raised in the northwestern province of Xinjiang, she studied biology, economics and journalism in Peking University and Boston University.