China to Develop Oil Spill Clean-up Technology
China plans to build a laboratory to work on emergency treatment of oceanic oil spills in North China's Tianjin municipality, local authorities said Wednesday.
The lab will be located in the Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-City in Binhai New Area on Bohai Bay, according to the administrative committee of the Eco-City.
Funded by the Ministry of Transport waterborne transport research institute, the lab will be a testing field for research on oceanic ecological protection.
China spends about 200 million yuan ($32 million) each year on research into emergency treatment of oil spills but the technology has not been widely used due to a lack of proper testing field.
Only the United States and France have labs specializing in ocean oil spills.