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Authorities get rid of chemical hazards

A TOTAL of 82 companies producing dangerous chemical products near the World Expo site have ceased production or transferred to areas outside the Outer Ring Road, local authorities said yesterday.

That means a decrease of 282,000 tons of chemical substances produced, used or stored along the Huangpu River, Expo site and downtown area, an official surnamed Hu with the Shanghai Work Safety Administration said.

By 2012, all companies, some 282 businesses, producing or storing chemical substances within the Outer Ring Road will have moved into industrial parks across the city.

The work safety bureau would also be closely monitoring the transport of flammable and highly poisonous substances during the six-month Expo, which begins on May 1.

Sun Huashan, deputy director of the State Administration of Work Safety, said yesterday that authorities in Shanghai and neighboring provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang would cooperate on the transport management of dangerous chemicals.

He said special channels for chemical substances as well as special loading or unloading bases would be set up in the three areas with information shared.


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