At 4:33 a.m. on September 16, a magnitude 6.0 earthquake occurred in Lu County, Luzhou City, Sichuan Province, with a focal depth of 10 kilometers.

  Luzhou is one of the most important places for Sichuan liquor production.

The earthquake caused damage to more than 170 ceramic tanks in the wine storage warehouse of Luzhou Chennianjiao Wine Co., Ltd., a local wine company, and more than 100 tons of high-concentration liquor leaked.

  On the afternoon of September 16, at the first press conference of the "9.16" Earthquake Relief Headquarters in Lu County, Luzhou City, Li Huagui, director of the Luzhou Emergency Management Bureau, introduced the distillery's liquor leakage.

  It is understood that after the earthquake, the Lu County Fire Brigade received an alarm saying that a wine storage tank in a wine company in Lu County had leaked.

After receiving the police, the fire brigade dispatched the police as soon as possible. Through investigation, it was discovered that the clay pot belonging to the winery was ruptured by earthquake fluctuations, resulting in the leakage of 150 tons of liquor.

  "After receiving this situation, we urgently dispatched hazardous chemical experts and fire rescue teams to analyze and judge together, and adopted the method of diluting with water to reduce the concentration of liquor to prevent the risk of burning, and then use explosion-proof pumping mercury to dilute the diluted product. The liquor and water are discharged. After the risk is discharged, the unbroken liquor pottery can be transferred to ensure the safety of rescue." Li Huagui said.

  In the liquor industry, the wine storage warehouse is regarded as the "liquid bank" of the enterprise and one of the core competitiveness of the enterprise.

Some people in the liquor industry once told a reporter from China Business News that the quality of liquor depends on three aspects, namely fermentation, storage, and blending. Pottery pottery wine storage is also an indispensable link for achieving high quality.

  The leakage of so many liquors from Luzhou Chennianjiao Liquor Co., Ltd. may cause considerable losses to the company.

According to the company's data, the company currently has three natural shareholders, namely Chen Taijun, Zhang Kunling, and Chen Lu, holding 66.0040%, 29.2147%, and 4.7813% respectively.

The company is burdened with 149 judicial cases, some of which involve private lending disputes.

There are news reports that the liquor leaked this time was originally one of the property seized by the court.

  According to reports, Luzhou City has conducted investigations on wineries in the city, especially Lu County. Other wineries have not been affected by the earthquake, and no leakage has occurred. At the same time, Luzhou City has issued a notice to dispatch personnel to carry out investigations on high-risk enterprises such as the city’s winery planning. Comprehensive investigation to ensure post-earthquake prevention, leakage and other risks after the earthquake.

On the afternoon of September 16, the official website of the Luzhou Municipal Wine Industry Development and Promotion Bureau announced that as of 10:30 am on September 16, 36 liquor companies in Lu County were affected by the earthquake, with an area of ​​about 35,000 square meters collapsed and 15 damaged workshops. There were tiles falling off, cracks, etc., 86 pottery jars were lost, and there were no casualties.

In addition, two companies in Longmatan District had cracked walls, which were not affected by other factors.

  The largest local liquor company in Luzhou is Luzhou Laojiao (000568.SZ), which is also an A-share listed company.

  On September 16, Luzhou Laojiao announced through the official public account that after the earthquake, the company immediately launched an emergency plan and carried out a comprehensive investigation. The national key cultural relics protection unit 1573 National Treasure Pits, Chunyang Cave, Zuiweng Cave, Longquan Cave’s three large pottery altar wine storehouses and 16 “National Insurance” old brewing workshops are all intact. No damage to the company’s production base plant, facilities, equipment, office buildings, etc. have been found, and production and operation have not been affected.

  Author: Lin Zhiyin

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