Issue Date: January 16, 2012
China Backtracks On Plant Closure
A petrochemical facility in Dalian, China, is still in operation months after the local government ordered its closure. Commissioned three years ago, the p-xylene plant is owned by the local conglomerate Fujia Group and Dalian Petrochemical, a subsidiary of PetroChina.
Last August, the government of the city of Dalian ordered the closure of the facility amid large public protests after a typhoon that nearly flooded it ( . . .
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