Paramilitary officers have begun backfilling a giant crater at the blast site amid pollution fears. Photo: Reuters

Chinese industrial park where chemical factory blast happened ‘opened in a rush’

  • Engineer who has worked with the facility and the pesticide plant alleges the park was set up without a proper planning process
  • He also accuses local authorities of turning a blind eye to the safety risks after receiving bribes, official newspaper reports
Topic |   China chemical plant explosion

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Paramilitary officers have begun backfilling a giant crater at the blast site amid pollution fears. Photo: Reuters
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.