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英语新闻:福建PX项目爆燃事故致6人受伤

2015-04-07    来源:新华网    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

6 injured in chemical plant blast in Fujian Province
福建PX项目爆燃事故致6人受伤


4月6日下午18时56分,古雷应急指挥中心视频监控发现腾龙芳烃(漳州)有限公司发生爆燃情况。事故起因是由于33号腾龙芳烃装置和周边的常压渣油储罐发生漏油着火。

截至目前,该事故造成现场1人受伤,另有5人被玻璃(924, -8.00, -0.86%)刮伤。

Six people were injured in a chemical plant blast in east China's Fujian Province at around 6:56 pm Monday, provincial authorities said.

All the six people are being treated at a hospital, the provincial bureau of workplace safety said, without specifying the extent of their injuries.

Some 430 firefighters are battling the fire in Zhangzhou city.

This is the second accident in 20 months at the same facility that produces paraxylene (PX), an industrial chemical used for making fiber and plastics.

Windows were broken at a gas station one km away from the blast site. No one at the gas station was injured or dead, authorities said, adding that all have been evacuated.

Pictures posted by netizens on the Chinese equivalent of Twitter show flames and fumes rising from a plant, with witnesses reporting strong tremor felt as far as 50 km away from the blast.

PX plants are highly controversial projects in China. All the proposed plants have met strong public opposition in recent years.

China's environmental minister urged during the country's annual parliamentary session in March that construction of PX projects be scientifically decided and must pass environmental impact assessment.

paraxylene:对位二甲苯

evacuate:疏散

chemical plant blast:化工厂爆炸



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