Australian news, and some related international items

International Atomic Energy Agency team working at Tianjin explosion site

Huge blasts at Chinese port disrupts iron ore, oil shipments,  Cecilia Jamasmie | August 13, 2015 Two huge explosions that tore through an industrial area Wednesday night in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin, have killed at least 50 people and disrupted the flow of iron ore, oil, and other items through the world’s 10th largest port. Vast areas of the port have been devastated, and shipping containers crashed into one another, leaving them in bent, charred piles. Rows of new cars, lined up on vast lots for distribution across China, were reduced to blackened carcasses, AP reports.

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The Tianjin Public Security Bureau said the explosion happened at the Tianjin Dongjiang Port Rui Hai International Logistics Co. Ltd., which handles the transport of hazardous goods………

“It is unclear the extent of the disruption likely to be experienced to port activities,” Fortescue Metals Group (ASX:FMG), Australia’s third-largest shipper, noted in a statement. “We will be monitoring the situation.

A team from the International Atomic Energy Agency’s Beijing environmental emergency response center, as well as 214 Chinese military nuclear and biochemical materials specialists are working in the area, official Xinhua news agency reports………

August 14, 2015 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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