Xiaocuo villagers cleaning up after the spill complained few safety precautions were taken to protect them from the polluted air and seawater. Photo: Xiaomei Chen

Toxic chemical spill in southern China 10 times worse than previously disclosed

  • Officials sacked for negligence as petrochemical company in Fujian province accused of deliberately misleading authorities over extent of contamination
  • Dozens hospitalised and millions in lost revenue for small fishing villages
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Xiaocuo villagers cleaning up after the spill complained few safety precautions were taken to protect them from the polluted air and seawater. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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