Regulator: China’s Plants Pose Risk – Joe McDonald

From the AP, via the Houston Chronicle:

Most of China’s chemical plants pose a “grave environmental risk” because they are located too close to cities and rivers, a top regulator said Tuesday.

The State Environmental Protection Administration warned of an increase in toxic accidents unless safety was tightened at facilities, the official Xinhua News Agency said. [Full text]

According to the actual Xinhua report, 45% of chemical plants pose an environmental hazard.

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