By MarEx 2015-08-21 16:30:19
Four new fires have erupted within the three kilometer disaster zone where warehouse explosions killed more than 116 people in China’s Tianjin port. Firefighters, soldiers and police offers have been dispatched to put out the flames.
According to reports, the fires were seen in a logistics park as well as three other locations in the central blast zone. There were at least 3,000 cars in the logistics park, which had been torched in the August 12 eruption. Authorities suspect that the fires were caused by combustible material in the cars’ fuel tanks.
Technicians have detected levels of cyanide up to 356 times the safe level within the evacuated blast zone.
Officials confirmed that more than 700 tons of sodium cyanide were stored at the Tianjin warehouse that blew up. Inspections of facilities handling dangerous chemicals and explosives were ordered by China’s State Council after the blasts.
The Tianjin explosions exposed several safety issues regarding the storage of hazard chemicals.
MarEx recently reported on it in an article you can read here.
This post was sourced from Maritime Executive: View original article here.