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Tianji Coal Chemical ordered to suspend production following aniline leak

7:38 AM MST | January 11, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

China’s Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP; Beijing) says that the provincial government in Shanxi Province, China, has ordered Tianji Coal Chemical Industry Group (Lucheng, Shanxi Province), to suspend production at its Lucheng site, following the aniline leak from the site. About 9 m.t. of aniline leaked from the Tianji Coal Chemical plant and contaminated the Zhuozhang River. An initial investigation revealed that a loose drainage valve in the plant caused the leak, which was discovered on 31 December 2012. A detailed investigation into the...

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