Fujian Quanzhou carbon nine leaks: completed investigation of sea clearance enterprises completed

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 Fujian Quanzhou carbon nine leaks: completed investigation of sea clearance enterprises completed


Its toxic, but its not toxic. Wu Lixin, a researcher at Fujian Institute of Biological Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, told Sci-tech Daily on July 7 that carbon 9 is not a volatile substance, so it is unlikely to inhale poisoning, mainly through contaminated food poisoning.

On November 4, 2018, the Quangang District Environmental Protection Bureau of Quanzhou, Fujian, issued a notice saying that from 3 a.m. on November 4, 2018, the air in West Village, Fengqian Village and Fengwei Town of Houlong Town in Quangzhou District had a peculiar smell, which spread along the main urban area with the wind direction and speed.

Carbon nine leaks. Source: China new Internet

According to a preliminary investigation by the Quangang Environmental Protection Bureau, Fujian Donggang Petrochemical Industry Co., Ltd. carried out oil loading and unloading at about 1 a.m. on November 4, 2018. The hose flange gaskets of the tankers connected to the wharf were aged and damaged, resulting in some oil products leaking and oil and gas escaping into the air, resulting in odor in the air in the relevant areas. The company has taken emergency measures, timely replacement of damaged hoses, and take measures such as suction felt and oil fence isolation to deal with oil spills on the sea.

According to a letter of promise issued by Fujian Donggang Petrochemical Industry Co., Ltd. on November 4, at 1:14 a.m. on November 4, loading and unloading operators at the wharf of the company found that there was a leakage of carbon 9 at the connecting hose between the ship and the wharf which was carrying out the loading of carbon 9. They immediately started the emergency plan and urgently closed all loading valves. Stop the loading pump. It is reported that the leakage of 6.97 tons of carbon 9 was caused by the metering of storage tanks and ships by Donggang Petrochemical Industry Co., Ltd.

Nandu correspondent confirmed to Quanzhou Quangang District Agriculture, Forestry and Water Bureau that on November 4, 2018, the unit issued an Emergency Notice of Quangang District Agriculture, Forestry and Water Bureau on Suspension of Arrest, Sale and Consumption of Aquatic Products in Xiaocuo Village Area. According to the circular, in accordance with the unified deployment of the District Committee and the district government, in order to ensure the safety of the peoples edible aquatic products, the arrest, sale and consumption of aquatic products in the Xiaocuo village sea area will be suspended immediately. Coastal towns (streets) should do a good job of raising farmers, and inform the masses through various forms to improve self-prevention awareness and ensure health.

The work of cleaning up the sea area has basically been completed.

The Quangang Environmental Protection Bureau said in a circular issued on the evening of November 4 that the emergency plan for environmental emergencies had been launched immediately after the carbon 9 leak, and working groups on site disposal, mass work, marine impact and incident investigation had been set up to quickly carry out emergency disposal work.

Nandu reporters in the Quangang District Environmental Protection Bureau official briefing saw, By 18:00 p.m. on the 4th, more than 100 ships and more than 600 personnel had been dispatched, and nearly 600 bags of felt were mobilized for adsorption and recovery, and the clean-up of the carbon-9 leakage sea area has been basically completed.

Quanzhou city to clean up the sea area of carbon nine leakage. Source: Quangang News Network

As of 18 p.m. on November 4, VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in the atmosphere had dropped to 0.429 mg per cubic metre, according to the Quangang Environmental Protection Bureau, and the safety value was less than 4 mg per cubic metre.

The Quangang District Environmental Protection Bureau said in its November 4 circular that the investigation of the incident had been carried out in an all-round way. Specialized agencies were entrusted with sampling and testing of water quality and seafood. Relevant departments, in accordance with their respective functions, made every effort to do a good job of relevant work to ensure that the incident was handled in accordance with the rules and regulations.

Fujian Donggang Petrochemical Industry Co., Ltd. said in its letter of commitment on November 4 that it would do its utmost to organize the clean-up of residual pollutants on the sea surface and fish steaks so as to minimize the accident losses as soon as possible and cooperate fully with the relevant government departments to organize the investigation of the accident and take all the measures required by the investigation results. Measures for rectification and disposal will be taken; relevant government departments will be fully coordinated, and relevant statutory qualifications of accident loss assessment agencies will be entrusted to conduct a comprehensive assessment of accident losses. The company also promises to undertake all the compensation obligations within the scope of its liability in strict accordance with the final accident investigation report and the accident loss assessment report made by the legally qualified accident loss assessment agency.

According to the Quangang District Environmental Protection Bureau on November 4, due to the current low air pressure and low wind in Quangang District, its odor is difficult to dissipate, resulting in the Fengwei Town, Nanpu Town and Houlong Town area diffuse oil and gas odor. Environmental protection, maritime affairs, port management, agriculture, forestry and water departments in Quangang district carry out disposal work according to the responsibilities of departments.

On November 6, 2018, the local government, through the Quangang Radio and Television Station, issued a Continuation of the Disposal of Donggang Petrochemical Carbon 9 Leakage Event. According to the circular, on the 5th day, the air indicators of the automatic air monitoring sub-station in Quangang District continued to be normal. VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in the affected sea area were 0.0574 mg per cubic metre, and the safety value was less than 4 mg per cubic metre. In addition, the petroleum content of seawater quality monitoring points are in line with the first (second) seawater quality standards, and the chemical oxygen demand is in line with the first class seawater quality standards (in line with the requirements of aquaculture water quality). Quangang District Environmental Protection Bureau said in official bulletin that it will continue to follow the development of events. Source: Southern Metropolis Daily editor in charge: Luo Jiazhen _NBJS6445

Air and sea safety in affected areas

On November 6, 2018, the local government, through Quangang District Radio and Television Station, issued a Continuation Report on the Disposal of Donggang Petrochemical Carbon 9 Leakage Incident.

According to the circular, on the 5th day, the air indicators of the automatic air monitoring sub-station in Quangang District continued to be normal. VOCs (volatile organic compounds) in the affected sea area were 0.0574 mg per cubic metre, and the safety value was less than 4 mg per cubic metre. In addition, the petroleum content of seawater quality monitoring points are in line with the first (second) seawater quality standards, and the chemical oxygen demand is in line with the first class seawater quality standards (in line with the requirements of aquaculture water quality).

Quangang District Environmental Protection Bureau said in official bulletin that it will continue to follow the development of events.