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Massive Earthquake Disrupts Petrochemical Production in Japan

March 11, 2011 | Ian Young

Petrochemical production in Japan has been severely disrupted by the massive earthquake that struck the northeast coast of the country earlier today. The deadly quake measured 8.9 on the Richter scale and is the strongest to hit Japan in a century. It was followed by a tsunami up to 10 meters high. Many petrochemical producers have taken plants offstream as a precautionary measure or because of earthquake-related damage, sources say. Meanwhile, all ports in Japan have been closed. The epicenter of the earthquake was about 370 km northeast of Tokyo and 130 km east...

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Comments (1) for Massive Earthquake Disrupts Petrochemical Production in Japan
i hope is everything get well, prices on solvents are going to increase even more.
Posted by FABRICIO VENEGAS on Friday, March 11, 2011 @ 12:58 PM

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