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3,000 Tons of Toxic Chemicals Stored at Warehouse in Tianjin before Explosions

According to Caixin, a total of 3,000 tons of hazardous chemicals were stored in the warehouse in Tianjin where two deadly explosions occurred on August 12, 2015. Niu Yueguang, deputy director of the fire department of the Ministry of Public Security, said on China Central Television on August 17, 2015, that the chemicals included 700 tons of sodium cyanide, 800 tons of ammonium nitrate, and 500 tons of potassium nitrate.

Source: Caixin, August 17, 2015