Volume 95 Issue 38 | p. 21
Issue Date: September 25, 2017

Relocating chemical plants in China

New government guidelines will force complex moving operations
Department: Business
Keywords: Industrial safety, China, relocation, hazardous chemicals, environment

Usually designed to withstand storms, earthquakes, and floods, chemical plants are not easily dismantled and moved from one place to another. In China, however, the government routinely orders the relocation of chemical plants away from urban areas. Over the past 10 years, dozens, if not hundreds, of such plants have had to move in China because of safety or environmental concerns. A new government order may force many more to follow suit.

Last month, China’s . . .

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