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5 months ago
Power Failed at the Arkema Facility
- Backup Generators Failed at the Arkema Facility - Employees were evacuated? - Organic Peroxides were transferred from inside the Arkema Facility to Diesel-Powered Refrigerated Trailers? - 1.5 mile Evacuation Perimeter Set? - 3,000 People Evacuated - First Responders Sent to Guard Perimeter?
- 40-ft Black Smoke Plumes Erupted from the Arkema Facility - Arkema Warned for the Potential of more explosions - Arkema Provides a List of Chemicals at the Facility - Arkema Stated that the Best Course of Action was to Let the Organic Peroxides Burn
- Two of the Refrigerated Trailers containing Organic Peroxides Ignited - Arkema Stated that they were Balancing the Public's Right to Know with the Public's Right to be Secure
- Arkema Intentionally Ignited the Remaining Refrigerated Trailers - Arkema Stated to the Public that these Ignitions did not Pose Any Risk to the Community
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