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Chemical Spill Leaves 52 Ill in East China

A chemical spill that dumped nearly seven tons of toxic waste in the seas off Fujian province in east China has left 52 people ill, local authorities said Thursday. The incident happened in the early hours of Sunday when a tube connecting a transport vessel to the wharf broke, spilling 6.9 tons of C9 aromatics into the sea. A product of refining crude oil, C9 is typically used to produce adhesives, printing ink and paint, and is toxic to humans. While the local environment bureau...

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