Soldiers work to clean up the aftermath of a chemical explosion that killed more than 170 at the Port of Tianjin in August 2015 ©Press Association Images
Soldiers work to clean up the aftermath of a chemical explosion that killed more than 170 at the Port of Tianjin in August 2015 ©Press Association Images

Accidents almost daily in China’s chemical industry

5 October 2016

China’s chemical industry saw nearly 200 deaths in the first eight months of this year, equivalent to nearly one a day, a study has found.

Greenpeace East Asia, who conducted the study, said the findings showed a lax management of the world’s largest chemicals industry, and called it “appallingly under-regulated”. It also found the majority of chemical facilities were close to highly populate or ecologically sensitive areas.

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