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Mitsui Chemicals Suspends Production of Nitrogen Trifluoride Following Explosion and Fire

5:21 AM MST | November 9, 2009 | Natasha Alperowicz

Mitsui Chemicals says its wholly owned subsidiary Shimonoseki Mitsui Chemicals has suspended production of nitrogen trifluoride (NF3) at its Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan plant following an explosion and a fire on November 4th. The company says several people have sustained minor injuries. An investigation into the cause of the accident is under...

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