Over a month after the deadly explosion which rocked the city of Tianjin, workers continue to treat contaminated land surrounding the blast site, with local reporters recently publishing a series of photos showing the progress made near one of the residential areas affected by the incident.
Contaminated waste water has been cleared from the land near the Ruihai International Logistics warehouse in Tianjin’s Binhai district. At sites much like this one, workers filled in large holes left by the explosion, some as deep as 7 meters, and used specialist equipment to reduce the levels of sodium cyanide to within tolerances.
The clean up operation has so far involved countless man hours of labor and the removal of over 700 cubic meters of polluted water. NetEase reports that the first residents living in buildings evacuated following the explosion were recently allowed to return home.
Some on Twitter, however, have been less than optimistic about the quality of the cleanup operation:
I give the grass not longer than three weeks… https://t.co/nF5ElLGPGO
— Natalie Thomas (@natalieinchina) September 29, 2015
Despite the large number of arrests made in the aftermath of the incident, very little information has emerged as to the fate of those deemed responsible for the explosion.