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Web Date: March 5, 2009

Chinese Mayor Orders Chemical Plant Closures

Decision in Yancheng comes after a phenol leak contaminated city's water supply
Department: Business | Collection: Climate Change

The mayor of Yancheng, a city in the Chinese coastal province of Jiangsu, has ordered the closure of about 30 chemical plants after a local company improperly dumped 30 metric tons of waste phenol into the Xinyanggang River. The incident contaminated the city's water supply and deprived about 200,000 residents in the city of 1.5 million people of drinking water for a day.

According to official Chinese media reports, Yancheng Biaoxin Chemical, the company behind . . .

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