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Reports: 30,000 evacuated after explosion at pyrethroid plant in China
4:28 AM MST | March 5, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez
An explosion at the Bestchem (Guiyang, China) chemical site at Guiyang left at least five workers injured and resulted in the evacuation of about 30,000 people living within a 1.5-kilometer radius of the site, reports say. The causes of the accident, which occurred at 10.20 am on 25 February remain under investigation. However, according to a report from the online Chinese news site Epoch Times, a preliminary investigation showed that a toluene and methanol leak could have been the cause of the blast. The Bestchem site produces pyrethroids used in the...
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