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22 dead in blast outside northern China chemical plant

AP   An explosion outside a chemical plant in northeastern China early Wednesday killed at least 22 people and destroyed scores of vehicles, in the latest challenge to efforts to boost industrial safety in the world’s second-largest economy. The blast occurred just after midnight at a loading area next to the plant operated by the Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co. ...

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State media: China firm used connections for hazmat permit

Source: Sentinal Republic  August 21, 2015 12:34 am A week ago, massive explosions rocked the north-eastern coastal city of Tianjin, China, killing at least 114 people and 57people missing. The Chinese government’s relationship with journalists should be more like the relationship Western governments have with reporters, some of the largest state media outlets now say. “The first company said it ...

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Tianjin Explosions Update: Rain Could Release Poisonous Hydrogen Cyanide Amid Major Cleanup

Source: IBtimes Update as of 7 a.m. EDT: China’s securities regulator urged the country’s financial institutions to help relief efforts in the port city of Tianjin, which suffered widespread damage from multiple explosions last week, Reuters reported Monday. Insurance companies are working to set up a 24-hour service to handle claims related to the Tianjin disaster, which could generate total insurance losses of ...

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(Tianjin explosion) Hazmat team descends on devastation; fatalities rise to 50

Source: The Standard A team of 214 military specialists trained to handle nuclear and biochemical materials has arrived in Tianjin, where explosions are believed to have been caused by volatile chemicals on site. The personnel, all from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Beijing Military Area Command, left Beijing at noon. They are led by Deputy General Chief of Staff ...

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