Cyanide level at blast site in Tianjin exceeds norm by 356 times

17:05, 20 August 2015

Cyanide levels exceeds by 350 times standard limits, which have been detected in water close to the site of deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials said on Thursday, according to AFP.


The Tianjin environmental protection bureau said the chemical was detected at 25 water monitoring sites within the cordoned-off area around the blast site on Wednesday, the report says.

"An excessive level of cyanide was detected in eight locations with the highest reaching 356 times the permitted level," the bureau said.

As UNIAN reported earlier, on August 12, a massive explosion hit China's northern port city of Tianjin, where a shipment of explosives blew up.

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