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Japanese Firms Prepare to Restart Operations

10:47 AM MDT | April 15, 2011 | —DEEPTI RAMESH

A growing number of chemical plants are on course to restart production in Japan this month, but operations at some major facilities are expected to take longer to resume, companies say. Output of chemicals has fallen sharply in eastern Japan following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast of the country on March 11. Recovery efforts have been complicated by serious aftershocks, including an earthquake measuring 7.1 on the Richter scale that struck northeastern Japan on April 11. Mitsubishi Chemical says that one of the two steam crackers at its...

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