China’s poison-filled river
The Atlantic — On New Year’s Eve, 39 tons of aniline — a toxic derivative of benzene used in dyeing processes — sliced through a crack in a pipeline in Changzhi, Shanxi, and quickly spewed into the Zhuo Zhang River. However, why did it take so long for the Changzhi officials to report the accident and notify residents?
Pictured: The Yangtze River. The Zhuo Zhang is a tributary of the Yangtze