Cyanide levels 350 higher than normal in Tianjin water
Cyanide levels more than 350 times standard limits have been detected in water close to the site of deadly explosions in the Chinese port city of Tianjin, officials said.
The Tianjin environmental protection bureau said the chemical was detected at 25 water monitoring sites within the cordoned-off area around the blast site on Wednesday.
"An excessive level of cyanide was detected in eight locations with the highest reaching 356 times" the permitted level, the bureau said.
Authorities have previously said that cyanide tests had shown levels 28 times the limit. The environmental bureau statement did not explain the sudden spike.
Of the 16 test points outside the alert area, cyanide was detected at six, but all below the normal limit, the bureau said.
Last week 2 explosions at a chemical warehouse, in Tianjin, sent shock through the city. China had ordered an evacuation of 3 KM following the explosion.
Source: ABC News