A video shows a worker cleaning up after a toxic chemical spill in the Philippines
In the Philippines, toxic chemicals were used to clean up a chemical spill from a Chinese factory that was also used to produce toxic chemical weapons in the Vietnam War.
The spill is the first time toxic chemicals have been used in a domestic industrial accident, and the company that was using them, Xian Chemical Company, has pleaded guilty to violating the law.
Xian Chemical was one of several companies that were part of a company called Imperial Palace Biloxi that was owned by a Chinese company, China General Chemical Corporation.
Xiaoxiao Liu, an independent journalist who is writing a book about the spill, says he spent about two weeks at the site, interviewing workers, and interviewing workers’ families.
Liu says he found evidence of the use of toxic chemicals, including lead and cadmium.
He says workers used lead paint to mark out lines to be used on pipes and other materials, which he says was also toxic.
The workers told him they used lead because it would be more easy to work with.
Liu also found evidence that workers were using the toxic chemicals to mark off pits in the soil.
A company spokesman, Matthew Davenport, told The Huffington View that Xian was fined $1.3 million for violating the Chemical Safety and Hygiene Act.
Davenports said Xian had not yet entered into any settlement agreements with any affected parties.
He also said the company has been working with authorities to identify and take appropriate action to minimize the environmental impact of the spill.
Davenports says the company was working with the government to identify the chemical sources and that Xiaoxia was also working with state agencies to investigate the spill and ensure the safety of workers and their families.