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Mitsui Restarts Meta Para Cresol Plant at Iwakuni-Ohtake Site

10:55 PM MDT | September 27, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui Chemicals says it has restarted the meta para cresol plant at the company’s Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan, that was shuttered temporarily following an explosion and fire at the site last April. The explosion occurred on April 22 at a resorcinol plant at the Iwakuni-Ohtake complex. The blast killed one Mitsui employee and injured 25 people, including 14 local residents. Operations at all plants within the Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex were suspended on April 23. Several plants at the site restarted operations in July. Production...

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