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ARCADIAN PARTNERS, L.P. -- LAKE CHARLES UREA FACILITY SUFFERS EXPLOSIVE FAILURE

 ARCADIAN PARTNERS, L.P. -- LAKE CHARLES UREA FACILITY
 SUFFERS EXPLOSIVE FAILURE
 MEMPHIS, Tenn. July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Arcadian Partners, L.P. (NYSE: UAN) announced today that at approximately 7:20 p.m. July 28, 1992, a sudden failure of the high pressure urea synthesis reactor at the company's Lake Charles, Louisiana plant occurred causing a rupture of the urea vessel. The rupture of the urea vessel resulted in substantial damage to the urea production complex.
 There were several employee injuries as well as injuries in the surrounding commuity, mostly as a result of a release of ammonia which is used as a raw material in the production of urea.
 There were no fatalities.
 Company officials and regulatory officials are beginning an investigation as to the cause of the accident.
 No accurate estimate as to the damage or the duration of the outage is available at this time.
 The property loss as well as the related business interruption loss are covered by Arcadian's insurance, subject to deductible amounts.
 Arcadian Partners, L.P., a Delaware limited partnership, holds a 99 percent Limited Partnership interest in Arcadian Fertilizer, L.P., which is the largest producer and distributor of nitrogen fertilizers and related products in the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Gwaine W. Ton, Director of Investor Relations, Arcadian Partners, L.P., 901-758-5366/
 (UAN) CO: Arcadian Partners, L.P.; Arcadian Fertilizer, L.P. ST: Tennessee, Louisiana, Delaware IN: CHM SU:


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