chemical plant

14 Killed in Chemical Plant Explosion

An explosion at a chemical plant in Xintai, Shandong province has killed fourteen workers.  An investigation into the cause is underway. BBC reports: It happened at a melamine production unit in Xintai in Shandong province where...

China Says Will Shut Plant as Thousands Protest

When Tropical Storm Muifa descended on China’s north-east last week, damage to dykes in Dalian sparked fears of leaks from a coastal chemical plant. The threat was averted, but thousands of local residents marched today,...

Video: The Warriors of Qiugang

Yale Environment 360 has produced a video documentary, The Warriors of Qiugang, which chronicles the plight of villagers fighting a chemical plant in Anhui. Watch it here: Like many villages in China’s industrial heartland,...

EU Plans to Clamp Down on Carbon Trading Scam

In the Guardian, Damian Carrington describes Chinese companies’ gaming of the EU Emission Trading Scheme, and European proposals to combat it: The use of carbon permits from industrial gas projects in China could be banned...

Opposition Grows against Proposed Chemical Plant in China

From the International Herald Tribune: Residents of a Chinese city plagued by pollution are mobilizing against a proposed chemical plant that they say could harm their health, with some urging marches against the plan, which...



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