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Reports: Explosion at Nova-Kem site in Illinois causes evacuation of local residents [UPDATE]

3:39 AM MDT | June 3, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on Tuesday that it is seeking a court order requiring Nova-Kem (Seward, IL) to halt all operations at its facility until the cause of an explosion at it's processing plant at Seward is determined and corrective measured are put in place, according to several news outlets. The explosion resulted in the evacuation of residents living within a two-mile radius of the town. The explosion occurred at about noon local time on 2 June at the site's main warehouse, the reports say. Residents have since been...

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