A chemical manufacturing company in southern China has reportedly contaminated a large portion of its chemical manufacturing facilities with toxic chemicals.
The chemical manufacturer in Kunming has reportedly released a batch of the toxic chemicals into the city of Kunming, which is home to over 2.3 million people.
The Kunming Daily News reported that the company had recently begun releasing its batch of toxic chemicals in order to make up for the chemicals being released.
The company has since removed most of its chemicals from the manufacturing site, but it has not halted production, the newspaper said.
According to the newspaper, some of the chemicals in the chemical batch have been contaminated with cyanogen cyanide, a neurotoxin that causes brain damage and can be fatal if inhaled.
In the last two weeks, the company has released more than 100 tons of toxic compounds, including the highly toxic cyanogen and the highly-dehydrated and corrosive hydroxypropylbenzene.
The chemicals have caused serious health risks for local residents and businesses in the area, the paper reported.