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Fire Destroys Part of Barton Facility

12:12 PM MST | November 7, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

A fire broke out at distributor Barton Solvents’ (Des Moines) chemical storage facility at Des Moines early last week, destroying a warehouse, loading dock, and administrative offices, the company says. There were no serious injuries reported. The fire started when two employees were transferring ethyl acetate from a storage tank to a portable container, Barton...

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