China News Service, Leshan, August 20 (Reporter Liu Zhongjun) At about 8 o'clock on the 20th, a pungent odor appeared in the area along the Yongsi River in Wutongqiao District, Leshan City, Sichuan, and a gas leak from a chemical plant was suspected. The Propaganda Department of Wutongqiao District Party Committee announced that no abnormalities were found in existing hazardous chemical enterprises after investigation.
It is understood that at around 8 o'clock that day, a pungent odor appeared in the area along the Yongsi River in Wutongqiao District, causing residents to panic. Then a large number of rescue vehicles rushed to the scene. At 9:56, the Propaganda Department of Wutongqiao District Party Committee announced through its official Weibo for the first time that after on-site investigations by the emergency and environmental protection departments, the hazardous chemical companies in the area did not explode, and the hazardous chemical companies in the area were being investigated again. Carry out a carpet inspection.
At 11:38, the Publicity Department of Wutongqiao District Party Committee updated the news through its official Weibo, saying that no abnormalities were found in the existing hazardous chemical enterprises after investigation. From 8 am to 11 am, Leshan City Environmental Monitoring Center Station and Wutongqiao Ecological Environment Bureau carried out emergency monitoring of Wutongqiao Central City. The monitored indicators of hydrogen fluoride, VOCs, hydrogen chloride, chlorine, and ammonia did not exceed the standard data.
At 12:55, the Publicity Department of Wutongqiao District Party Committee issued a news through its official Weibo for the third time, saying that the two-level environmental protection departments in the urban area immediately initiated emergency monitoring, and no hydrogen chloride, hydrogen fluoride, chlorine, or ammonia were found at the three monitoring points in the urban area. Excessive indicators such as gas, VOCs (volatile organic compounds). At present, there is no abnormal smell at the scene. Relevant experts were organized to enter the company to conduct investigations on a household-by-household basis. None of the chemical companies in the zone had any explosions or leaks. Source investigation is continuing, and the investigation results will be announced in time. The reporter noted that this news was jointly released by the Leshan City Ecological Environment Bureau, Leshan City Emergency Management Bureau, and the People's Government of Wutongqiao District, Leshan City.
At the same time, Leshan Fuhua Tongda Pesticide Technology Co., Ltd. also issued a statement stating that after the flood receded on August 19, 2020, the company has now entered the stage of comprehensive clean-up work. All equipment and installations are normal and safe, and no abnormal conditions have occurred. Since then, Sichuan Yongxiang Co., Ltd. also quickly issued a statement stating that since the flood receded on August 19, the company’s related units, Yongxiang Resin, Yongxiang Polysilicon, Yongxiang New Materials, and Yongxiang Silicon Materials have all been cleaned up. , Cleaning work phase. At present, all the equipment and installations of the company involved are normal and safe, and there is no abnormal situation such as leakage.
On August 18, the Propaganda Department of the Wutongqiao District Committee of Leshan also issued an urgent rumor refuting message. The news stated that the Wutongqiao District Emergency Management and Ecological Environment Department has conducted an on-site investigation. No Hebang, Yongxiang, and Fuhua have been found in the district. The company’s combustion, explosion, and leakage conditions, and the cause of the smoke reported by netizens, are the normal pressure relief for Yongxiang’s safety system.
At present, the emergency management departments of Sichuan Province and Leshan City are investigating all local chemical companies, and relevant information will be announced to the public in a timely manner. (Finish)