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Thailand Establishes Committee to Investigate Impact of Deadly Explosion and Fire at BST's Map Ta Phut Plant

6:57 AM MDT | May 8, 2012 | Deepti Ramesh

Yingluck Shinawatra, the prime minister of Thailand, has established a tripartite committee to investigate possible toxic contamination at the Map Ta Phut industrial estate in Thailand, where an explosion and fire on May 5 at the production facility of BST Elastomers, a subsidiary of Bangkok Synthetics (BST), killed 12 people. BST Elastomers is a manufacturer of synthetic rubber. A fire broke out following the explosion on May 5, which occurred at a toluene vessel at the BST Elastomers facility at Map Ta Phut. The fire was extinguished later that day, and the...

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