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Union Carbide Chemicals and Plastics.

Union Carbide Chemicals and Plastics of Seadrift, TX, has agreed to pay a $1.5 million penalty and to ensure a series of workplace safety procedures at its ethylene oxide production facilities in Texas. The agreement is in relation to a fire and explosion at the Texas site in March, 1991. The two main elements Union Carbide has agreed to cover are process controls for ethylene oxide production including redundant temperature controls, calibration programs and safety checklists; and modification of the process so that liquid levels in the oxide recovery still reboiler are monitored and kept at safe levels.
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Title Annotation:company will pay $1.5 million penalty for unsafe working conditions at Texas plant
Publication:Rubber World
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Dec 1, 1992
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