"Storm Threatens Sea Dyke Near China Chemical Plant"

"A storm battering the northeast Chinese coast on Monday whipped up waves that threatened a dyke protecting a chemical plant, forcing residents to flee while soldiers and firefighters rushed to fill the breaches, news media said."

"The waves slamming the coast near the port city of Dalian in Liaoning province were brought by tropical storm Muifa as it skated off the coast, hitting a half-built dyke protecting the Jinzhou development zone, official news agency Xinhua reported.

The growing holes in the protective wall threatened to unleash a surge of sea water into a storage area containing around 20 metal tanks holding oil-based chemicals at the Fujia industrial chemical plant, said the website of the People's Daily newspaper (www.people.com.cn)."
Chris Buckley, Sally Huang, and Sabrina Mao report for Reuters August 9, 2011.

Source: Reuters, 08/09/2011