China chemical safety problems highlighted before Tianjin blasts

Reuters: Several warnings preceded the deadly blasts at the Chinese port of Tianjin, including a state-backed research paper highlighting the risk of "grave accidents and casualties" in the chemicals sector and an explosion in another city blamed on lax safety controls. Two huge explosions tore through a warehouse storing dangerous chemicals in the northeastern city on Aug. 12, killing at least 116 people and sending shockwaves through apartment blocks kilometers away. A review by Reuters of documents and......

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