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Tianjin Blast Puts Spotlight on Chemical Industry

Last week’s deadly blasts in China's northern port city of Tianjin triggered by a fire and toxic brew of volatile chemicals are raising questions about how effectively China enforces a long list of hazardous materials subject to tight regulations. The accident raises concerns about violations of safety standards, from the testing and documenting of chemicals, to how such dangerous materials should be sealed, transported and stored. “There are strict rules for each kind of hazardous...

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