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Quangang District

Nearly seven tons of C9 aromatic hydrocarbon were leaked into the ocean at a port in Quangang District, Quanzhou, China when the petrochemical cargo was being loaded into a chemical tanker and the transfer pipe broke. Nearby aquaculture farms were contaminated, fishermen and residents got sick from the leaked chemical.

China’s Quanzhou Port suffered a major incident at one of its petrochemical terminals on Sunday, resulting in nearly seven tons of aromatic hydrocarbon being leaked into the ocean. According to a release from Quanzhou Port, the incident occurred in the early morning of Sunday when Fujian Donggang Petrochemical was loading the petrochemical cargo from its …

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