Chinese chemical company apologises for fish-killing toxic spill
BEIJING (REUTERS) - A Shenzhen-listed company identified by authorities as being responsible for a toxic spill that killed thousands of river fish apologised on Friday and said it would punish those responsible.
Hubei Shuanghuan Science and Technology Stock Co., a manufacturer of inorganic chemicals, said it began a week-long production halt on Wednesday and blamed the spill on a sewage release "that exceeded standard levels."
"The company apologises to impacted parties and the vast majority of investors for this incident," it said.
The company said however, that it was not the only one to blame for the pollution affecting a 40-kilometre stretch of the Fu river, which lies near the heavily populated city of Wuhan in China's central Hubei province.