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Taiwan to investigate LCY following propylene explosions

7:00 AM MDT | August 15, 2014 | —Natasha Alperowicz

Taiwanese authorities are investigating the role of LCY Chemical in a series of explosions at Kaohsiung on the night of 31 July that killed 30 people and injured more than 300. The local government’s environmental protection bureau said on 2 August that the explosions were triggered by a leak in an underground pipeline used by LCY to obtain propylene from one of its suppliers. The bureau says that LCY had failed to notify the authorities despite being aware of irregularities in deliveries through the pipeline that night, delaying the government’s...

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