Blast hits China chemical plant, one injury reported

April 6, 2015 1:24 PM

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BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion hit part of an oil storage facility on Monday at Dragon Aromatics, an independent petrochemical producer in eastern China, Xinhua reported.

The blast happened around 7 p.m. (0700 ET) at a pumping station for a condensate storage at the plant in Zhangzhou in Fujian province that produces paraxylene, or PX, a chemical used in making polyester fiber and plastics, state media said.

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