Tianjin Rain Raises Concerns About Toxicity

August 18, 2015 11:44 AM

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Rain has begun to fall in China’s blast-struck northeastern port city of Tianjin as officials raced to prevent the further spread of hazardous chemicals and explosives from the site.

It was not immediately clear whether Tuesday's rain was helping spread a toxic mix of chemicals and dangerous materials from last week’s blasts or creating dangerous gases – as has been feared. Officials have assured the public that contingency measures are in place if the chemicals spread.

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