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Several Mitsui Plants at Iwakuni-Ohtake Restart Operations

4:25 AM MDT | July 26, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui Chemicals says that several plants at the company’s Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan, that were shuttered temporarily following an explosion and fire at the site last April have restarted operations. 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. Plants in the Iwakuni area of the complex, with the exception of...

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