Volume 93 Issue 34 | p. 5 | News of The Week
Issue Date: August 31, 2015 | Web Date: August 27, 2015

China Stresses Industrial Safety

Tianjin: Authorities step up inspections, detain 23 people, but a second facility blows up
Department: Business
Keywords: Tianjin, explosion, plant safety, fatalities

As the death toll keeps rising after the Aug. 12 explosion at a chemical warehouse in Tianjin, China, authorities throughout the country have stepped up safety inspections of industrial facilities. However, this safeguard did not prevent an adiponitrile plant in Shandong province from blowing up days later.

In Tianjin, the official death toll had risen to 139 as C&EN went to press on Aug. 27. Police have so far arrested 12 people, including senior executives . . .

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