Company at Heart of Tianjin Explosions Exposed

Company at Heart of Tianjin Explosions Exposed
The background of the company at the center of the Tianjin explosions has been revealed by Beijing News. Tianjin Binhai New District Ruihai International Logistics Co. Ltd. was set up in 2012, and says it mainly provides transportation and storage services for all kinds of hazardous chemicals, permission for which was obtained in May 2014. Despite this, an environmental impact assessment issued in 2013 acknowledged the danger posed by the company’s “hazardous and flammable materials”, but said it was “within acceptable limits”. One netizen said that any license could easily be bought.

Source:
Netease

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  • guest

    I don’t like how they are quoting that what they did was allowed under environmental guidelines by the sound of it.

    According to
    http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/937054.shtml

    “Chinese law for businesses involving dangerous chemicals states that
    storing such materials should be at least 1,000 meters from public
    buildings and transport networks. But the developer’s data shows there
    are three major residential communities within 1 kilometer of the
    warehouse”

    Given that its said to be at least 700 tons of sodium cyanide among over things on the site it doesn’t sound they like environmental concerns were taken in.

    • Necrogodomega

      In China the EPA is just another government arm to get “grey income”. They don’t care about anything relating to their job. The Netizens are very right in that any license can easily be bought in China.

      You know of the live news report where a Chinese reported commented on this very issue the live news was quickly shut off and when it returned no further mention about any such things happened.

    • jin

      Corruption, who ever is in charge of the Tianjin port should immediatly be arrested. Since without permission from someone higher up, they couldn’t put all those hazardous chemicals there.

  • appleseed

    According to the latest news, the company owner is the ex-mayor’s son…

    • Necrogodomega

      Ha, didn’t hear that but it’s par for the course know what I mean?

      Several of us are rather impressed with that young CNN reporter that keeps getting removed from reporting on live TV and always they come up with some silly response as to why. Got to be quick though, that news gets harmonized very quickly.

      • appleseed

        Yes, I watched that vidoe also, and it has been deleted from most Chinese websites. Thanks to CNN and social networks, at least we can know something true…

    • Fdom

      I was wondering which official owned this company. Close enough.

      • appleseed

        Shenghua Zhi, was the government leader of Tianjin. His son, Feng Zhi, is the company owner.

  • mr.wiener

    This one is going to take a while to work out.

  • WghUk

    They will obviously buy out their way to freedom.

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