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Nov 08, 2018 07:14 PM
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Water ‘Clean’ After Fujian Chemical Spill, But Locals Cry Foul

A Tencent Video screenshot shows a wharf in Xiaocuo village after the chemical leak on Sunday. Photo: Tencent
A Tencent Video screenshot shows a wharf in Xiaocuo village after the chemical leak on Sunday. Photo: Tencent

Residents of a port city in China are complaining that a recent chemical spill is poisoning their bodies and their fisheries — but local governments say water quality is now back to normal.

Nearly seven metric tons of C9 aromatic hydrocarbon — a substance frequently used as a solvent in paint and rubber products — were released into the water early Sunday at a petrochemical terminal in Southeast China’s Fujian province.

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