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Acid leak in E. China causes toxic fumes

09-19-2010 08:16 BJT

Dark red and yellow toxic fumes blanketed streets in Jinhua city in east China's Zhejiang Province on Friday after eight tons of highly corrosive acid leaked from an abandoned chemical plant, Xinhua News Agency reports.

A worker walks along a street enveloped in yellow and red smoke in Jinhua city in
east China's Zhejiang Province on Friday, September 17, 2010. [Photo: Xinhua]

About 10 tons of strong acid leaked from an obsolete tank, according to the owner of the plant, surnamed Jin, who was later summoned by police to assist with the investigation.

Local police, firefighters and environmental protection officials managed to get the leak under control in more than two hours. No casualties were reported.

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