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ChemChina Says Gas Leak at Hebei Plant Caused Blast That Killed 23

A gas leak at a plant owned by a ChemChina subsidiary caused a blast that killed 23 people and injured 22 this week in Zhangjiakou, Hebei province, ChemChina said in a statement on Friday. PVC producer Hebei Shenghua Chemical Industry Co suffered a leak of vinyl chloride, which caught fire and caused a chain explosion that burned trucks and buildings, ChemChina said. In the statement posted on its website, ChemChina apologized for the accident and said it reflected serious problems in...

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