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Accident forces Mitsui Chemicals to exit resorcinol business

8:21 AM MST | January 14, 2013 | —Deepti Ramesh

Mitsui Chemicals says it decided to not resume production of resorcinol at the company’s Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex at Waki, Japan. Mitsui says that, as a result, it exited the resorcinol business in December 2012. Resorcinol production stopped at the Iwakuni-Ohtake complex following an explosion at the plant in April 2012. The blast killed 1 Mitsui employee and injured 25 people, including 14 local residents. Operations at all plants within the Iwakuni-Ohtake production complex were suspended following the blast but each one has restarted except...

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