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Equistar to Cut Workforce, Continue Plant Remediation

8:57 AM MST | February 23, 2009

Equistar Chemicals, a LyondellBasell subsidiary, says it will reduce its workforce by about 75 at the company’s PD Glycol plant at Beaumont, TX following completion of the initial phases of post-hurricane remediation at the site. PD Glycol, a joint venture between Equistar and DuPont, has been out of service since Hurricane Ike struck in September 2008 (CW, Sept. 15, 2008, p. 57). “Employees have been engaged in remediation and mitigation at the site to prevent further deterioration of the plant,” and a core team of employees will stay on to...

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