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PPG’s Lake Charles chlor-alkali up, but at reduced rates after outage

7:22 AM MST | December 14, 2012 | —Clay Boswell

NO MERCURY: The membrane-cell unit at PPG’s Lake Charles chlor-alkali complex was installed in 2007. PPG Industries shut down its Lake Charles, LA, chlor-alkali complex on 28 November after the failure of a major generator transformer interrupted power supply, the company says in a press release. The plant resumed partial operations on 30 November. “Due to the electrical damage, we are still not generating sufficient power internally, so we have begun to purchase power externally,” says Michael H. McGarry, PPG executive v.p. He says current...

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