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Toxic chemical pollutes Hanjiang River

9 May 2012
A tank truck overturned and leaked styrene into a river in northwest China’s Shaanxi province on 5 May, according to local environmental protection officials. China Daily reported that about seven tons of the toxic chemical had polluted a 5.5km stretch of the Hanjiang River, the second-largest tributary of the Yangtze.

The tanker was carrying more than 30 tons of styrene en route from Shaanxi to neighbouring Sichuan province when it overturned on a national highway in Shaanxi’s Ningqiang county.

Styrene is used to produce synthetic rubber and plastic. It is regarded as a hazardous chemical, especially in case of eye contact.

Wang Xingcheng, a publicity official with the Ningqiang county government, denied reports that the leak had polluted the drinking water of nearly 200,000 people who live downstream of the accident.


     
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