Thursday, August 20, 2015

Cyanide levels ‘356 times higher than permitted’ found at Tianjin blast site

(RT) Staggeringly high cyanide levels have been found at the Tianjin blast site, with one spot exceeding the permitted amount by 356 times. It comes as residents demand compensation from the government and express fears of returning home following last week's deadly explosion.

"An excessive level of cyanide was detected in eight locations, with the highest reaching 356 times" the permitted level, Ministry of Environmental Protection official Tian Weiyong said.

"Cyanide pollution is severe inside the warning zone. Outside the zone overall, the amount of cyanide detected is at normal range," he added.

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