08 August 2011 07:14 [Source: ICIS news]
SHANGHAI (ICIS)--Typhoon Muifa crashed into a dam at Fujia Dahua Petrochemical's aromatics complex on Monday morning, according to state-owned Xinhua News Agency.
The rescue team is repairing the dam to avoid water flowing into the tank area that contains petrochemical materials, Xinhua said.
The dam is being built to control flooding in the area.
Attempts to contact the company were unsuccessful.
The aromatics complex comprises a 700,000 tonne/year paraxylene (PX) unit, a 100,000 tonne/year orthoxylene (OX) unit and a 300,000 tonne/year benzene unit.
The company is located at Dagushan Petrochemical Industry Park in Dalian city.
Typhoon Muifa moved to north China on Monday morning from eastern Zhejiang province, according to the China Meteorological Administration.
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