Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Earthquake fears lead to halt of Chengdu ethylene plant
Earthquake fears lead to halt of Chengdu ethylene plant
04
May '13
The construction of an ethylene plant in Chengdu, the capital of China’s Sichuan province, has been halted due to safety concerns raised by the residents as the area falls in an earthquake fault zone.
 
Earlier this week, the Chengdu city council issued a statement saying the government would not allow production at the ethylene plant in Pengzhou, until a legal examination is carried out, according to a South China Morning Post report.
 
The statement was issued a few days after a magnitude 7 earthquake jolted Sichuan killing nearly 200 people. After the earthquake, residents in the northwestern suburbs of the city raised concerns over the safety and potential health hazards due to the petrochemical plant.
 
It may be recalled that in 2008, too, over 200 people had marched in the city demanding suspension of the construction work at the ethylene plant being set up by PetroChina at an initial cost of 38 billion yuan.
 
Barely a week after the protest, however, a magnitude 8 earthquake struck another part of Sichuan. Subsequently, government authorities assured re-examination of the plant’s environmental impact and its ability to withstand earthquakes.
 
However, the construction work resumed again in 2011.
 

Fibre2fashion News Desk - China

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Apr 2017

Strong rupee & weak trade to affect textile exporters

Textile and apparel exporters' earnings and EBITDA margins will be...

Textiles | On 22nd Apr 2017

Myntra acquires InLogg

With an aim to strengthen supply chain and logistics, Flipkart-owned...

Textiles | On 22nd Apr 2017

Aditya Birla Group launches new variant Liva Crème

After its successful launch of high quality fabric Liva in 2015,...

Interviews View All

Poojaa Kumar Deepak
Zeven

Zeven's performance sports apparel is designed for the Indian body type,...

Anvita Mehra
Confidential Couture

‘It is going to take some time for Indian buyers to get accustomed to...

Dinaz Madhukar
DLF Emporio and DLF Promenade

‘Each event and promotion is planned out keeping in mind the business of...

Mark Paterson
Technical Absorbents Ltd

Mark Paterson, R&D manager of Technical Absorbents Ltd talks about Super...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Urs Stalder
Sanitized AG

Urs Stalder, CEO, Sanitized AG, talks about the increasing use of hygiene...

Yash P. Kotak
Bombay Hemp Company

One of the directors of Bombay Hemp Company, Yash P. Kotak, speaks to...

Prathyusha Garimella
Prathyusha Garimella

Hyderabad-based designer <b>Prathyusha Garimella</b> is known for blending ...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao
Nayaab

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH
April 2017

April 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

SUBSCRIBE


Browse Our Archives

GO


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search