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Broken pipeline causes chemical spill in Hai Phong

Update: November, 21/2014 - 08:54
A Soft Chemical Corporation pipeline broke near Cua Cam Port yesterday, spilling 300 tonnes of linear ankylbenzene. — Photo danviet

HAI PHONG (VNS) — A Soft Chemical Corporation pipeline broke near Cua Cam Port yesterday, spilling 300 tonnes of linear ankylbenzene.

The Hai Phong-based company had hired another company to transport 1,100 tonnes of the chemical by barge from Hon Gai in Quang Ninh to Cua Cam Port. The work was completed around 4 am and the incident was reported around 8 am.

The company confirmed that the pipe broke 30m from Ngo Quyen Street. It started draining out the chemicals and will complete this in the next two days.

Deputy chairman of the Hai Phong People's Committee Le Thanh Son instructed the environment department and other relevant agencies, units and residents of May Chai Ward to focus resources on helping with the case's aftermath.

The police are investigating the cause of the incident. – VNS

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