21 september 2015

Tianjin disaster: Veolia will treat 1,100 metric tons of toxic wastewater

Following the deadly explosions in Tianjin on 12 August, the Chinese authorities commissioned Veolia to treat 1,100 metric tons of toxic wastewater.

On 12 August, the warehouses containing 700 metric tons of sodium cyanide, a highly toxic substance, caught fire following the explosions in the Chinese city of Tianjin. Cyanide levels up to 28.4 times higher than normal were found in water near the disaster site.

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