Disasters

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  • The Handan Winter Swimming Association, a local NGO, on January 9 took legal action against the company responsible for a toxic chemical spill that threatened drinking water supplies to thousands of homes in northern China. The public interest lawsuit was submitted to Handan Intermediate People's Court in Hebei province.
  • Provincial officials in China’s Shanxi province on January 8 ordered the Tianji Coal Chemical Industry Group to shut down production at its facility in Changzhi City until it can meet safety requirements.