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China chemical plant likely to move following protests

March 7, 2008

BEIJING (AFP) – A planned chemical plant in southeastern China will likely be built elsewhere, state press said Friday, following sustained and rare protests from residents who labelled it an “atomic bomb.”

A Chinese worker wearing safety equipment at a chemical plant ...
A Chinese worker wearing safety equipment at a chemical plant in the Chinese city of Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, 2007. A planned chemical plant in southeastern China will likely be built elsewhere, state press said Friday, following sustained and rare protests from residents who labelled it an “atomic bomb.
(AFP/File/Mark Ralston)

Work on the billion-dollar petrochemical plant in the major Chinese port of Xiamen was stopped in May last year amid noisy protests that included up to one million mobile phone text messages to government officials.

The plant “should be moved to somewhere else because Xiamen is short of land for the project construction,” the official Xinhua news agency quoted Ziamen mayor Liu Cigui as saying on the sidelines of the National People’s Congress in Beijing.

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