Massive fire in Chinese chemical Building

Summary:

A couple weeks ago a explosion erupted at Tenglong Hydrocarbon plant in China. According to LA times, it took 829 firefighters and 170 fire engines to out out the fire. It was also the second explosions at this plant in the last 2 years. According to LA times 50 environmental protection experts were released to the seen in order to keep it under control. At this plant they make, paraxleyne, a chemical used to make plastic bottles. Exposure to this chemical can be harmful to humans. It can affect their respiratory system when inhaled and could be fatal. This explosion caused this chemical to be released in the air and can be a very big problem for China. This was not the first time an explosion like this has happened in this plant and it is very hard to put out as you can tell.

Environmental Issue:

The environmental issue is that the chemical is harmful to humans and if inhaled could be very fatal for the citizens of China. Not only does China have to fix they carbon emission problem. Now they have to worry about this chemical in the air, in their country. What they should first do is help those firefighters that were trying to put out the fire but were exposed to this chemical. China needs to make a change because this was not the only explosion in the last 2 years. China is harming the environment and needs to start making a change. I think they should measure the amount of chemicals that were released so they know what they are dealing with and contain it. They are the worlds largest carbon emitters and need to help save the environment. As the United States we should help them make changes by giving them aid or helping them with their technology so that they can help the environment.

Question:

As the United States, what should we do to help China mak changes that will help clean up the environment?

Citation:

Makinen, Julie. "Massive Fire Puts Spotlight Back on Chinese Chemical Plants." Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles Times, 8 Apr. 2015. Web. 28 Apr. 2015.

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2 years ago
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We should stop buying plastic water bottles or lower the usage of disposable water bottles.

2 years ago
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I think that we should perhaps help China by not making plastic water bottles such high demand because then we could ensure that this issue does not happen again.

2 years ago
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We should send aid and technology to China so that they can avoid problems like this in the future.

2 years ago
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I think that we should work together with China in order to improve the global environment

2 years ago
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We can stop buying plastic bottles From china

2 years ago
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We should share our technology and help promote cleaner living. We need to decrease using their product which is creating harm to the environment.

2 years ago
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We should definitely decrease our use of the chemical by using less plastic water bottles. In addition, we should give suggestions for them to help clean up and prevent fires.

2 years ago
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I think we should buy less water bottles from China.

2 years ago
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The US should start an international campaign to cut down on pollution. Everyone knows China won't do it.

2 years ago
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We could stop importing water bottles.