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China Seeks to Move Hazardous Chemical Makers Away From Cities

Efforts are underway to encourage and provide financial incentives for hazardous chemical production facilities to relocate further away from urban areas in China, a State Council announcement indicated.
Small and medium-sized hazardous chemical facilities that produce and store materials within urban areas that propose “significant risks” will need to relocate, fully upgrade facilities, or face being closed down in order to minimize risks in urban areas by 2018, with all relocations and upgrades required to be completed by 2020, the State Council said Sept. 4.
Larger facilities will have a different window, between 2020 and 2025.
The government will provide financial support to help companies meet requirements or relocate, according to the statements, but no details on amounts or how these companies will apply for them were released.

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