Media of 9 deaths caused by the collapse of sewage tanks in Zhejiang Province: safety and environmental protection cannot be separated

 Media of 9 deaths caused by the collapse of sewage tanks in Zhejiang Province: safety and environmental protection cannot be separated

On December 4, an anaerobic tank collapsed in dangwan Industrial Park, Xucun Town, Haining City, Jiaxing, crushing the workshops of two nearby enterprises, causing an accident. Nearby residents said they had heard a muffled sound, like a flat tire, accompanied by a sense of vibration.

Haining municipal government held a press conference in the early morning of Thursday, according to which, up to now, 9 people have been killed in the accident and another 4 seriously injured people have been treated in the hospital.

In this accident, the main culprit of the accident, sewage tank was originally used to control pollution, but it became a big killer accidentally, which is probably unexpected for the involved enterprises and local environmental protection departments. This also reminds the relevant departments that they need to accurately control the facilities with potential safety hazards, including sewage tanks, and focus on the prevention of some enterprises with frequent problems.

According to the investigation by the reporter of Beijing News, the company involved has been punished for failing to record the quantity and flow direction of highly toxic chemicals and explosive chemicals.

Highly toxic chemicals and explosive chemicals are both related to environmental protection and safety. This kind of criminal record also inevitably leads to questions: is the collapse accident of sewage tank accidental or inevitable? Behind the repeated punishments, did the local government pay enough attention to and take targeted measures?

In recent years, in many major accidents, we can often see such a phenomenon: once an enterprise has a safety accident, it can be pulled out of the mottled and bad deeds that have been punished by environmental protection for many times before.

Taking the explosion accident of Xiangshui plant as an example, tianjiayi Chemical Co., Ltd. involved many hidden dangers in both safety and environmental protection. The enterprise was punished seven times by the environmental protection department before, and 13 hidden dangers of tianjiayi Chemical Co., Ltd. were specifically mentioned in the list of hidden safety problems of the State Administration of safety supervision. Tianjiayi chemical industry, which can be shut down for a long time, will resume production successfully after the environmental protection rectification meets the standard. No one pays attention to the hidden dangers such as deliberate concealment, illegal storage and illegal disposal of nitration waste, resulting in a shocking accident.

Environmental protection and safety represent the management level of an enterprise. An enterprise that is a habitual offender in environmental protection often has no better safety record. And vice versa, which has almost become a law. Therefore, for the supervision of enterprises, we should not clean the snow in front of the door in terms of environmental protection and safety, but should have the supervision thinking of mutual connection and cooperation.

In fact, as early as after the big bang in Tianjin, some professionals pointed out that it is necessary to integrate the administrative supervision functions of existing safety and environmental protection departments related to safety production and environmental risk management and control, and establish a unified accident risk response and disposal system closely linked with major accident safety supervision and environmental risk prevention and control. Unfortunately, similar regulatory thinking is rare in many areas.

Safety and environmental protection are major issues in local governance, and almost no place dares not to pay attention to them. However, no matter how much attention is paid, if safety and environmental protection are still separated, it is likely that half the effort will be made.

No matter the water explosion or the collapse of Haining sewage tank, it has sounded the alarm: safety and environmental protection can be divided in terms of institutional settings, but they can never be divided in work. The supervision of enterprises and the prevention of major accident risks need an integrated governance thinking.

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