Beijing has released the first distribution map of its 2,536 hazardous chemical factories and warehouses, which are mainly located in the suburban Fangshan, Tongzhou and Daxing districts.[Special coverage: Explosion rocks Tianjin]
In the wake of the recent massive warehouse explosions in Tianjin, which left 114 people dead, Beijing authorities have launched a comprehensive safety inspection, attempting to strengthen the management of hazardous chemicals.
Oil depots, gasoline stations and enterprises producing or selling gases and other dangerous chemicals are included in the safety production checks.
Those enterprises failing to meet the safety standards would face immediate shutdown.
The capital's security officials also urge district and county authorities to effectively supervise local enterprises working with dangerous chemicals and strengthen the safety management of key categories during key periods.
In addition, pilot evaluation work is underway for some major petrochemical enterprises in the capital, and the results will be made public in a timely manner.
Moreover, the safety of oil and gas pipelines in the capital has been carefully checked.
According to municipal officials, the number of accidents related to production safety in Beijing has declined from January to July this year.