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China Plans Stricter Regulations to Address Environmental Issues in Chemical Industry

3:28 AM MDT | July 7, 2011 | Deepti Ramesh

The Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that it received 119 reports on emergent environmental accidents from January to July last year, of which 70% were related to hazardous chemicals. The Chinese government is therefore, drafting a five-year plan to regulate the chemicals sector, as the location of chemical companies poses risks of chemical spills into rivers, MEP says. Nearly 45% of the chemical plants in China are along the Yangtze River and 17.7% are along the Yellow River, MEP says. A chemical company in Zhejiang province dumped toxic...

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