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Mitsui Chemicals restarts cymene plant in Iwakuni-Ohtake site

9:37 PM MDT | July 22, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui Chemicals says that production has resumed at the cymene plant in the company’s Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan. Cymene production stopped at the Iwakuni-Ohtake complex following an explosion at a resorcinol plant at the site in April 2012. The blast killed 1 Mitsui employee and injured 25 people, including 14 local residents. Operations at all plants within the Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex were suspended following the blast, but each one has restarted except that producing resorcinol. Mitsui announced in January 2013 that it...

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