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China’s Hebei Shenghua shuts PVC plant after nearby blast

by ChemOrbis Editorial Team -
  • 29/11/2018 (13:04)
According to sources close to the company, Chinese Hebei Shenghua has stopped operations at its PVC plant after a fatal nearby explosion on November 28.

Sources reported that the 400,000 tons/year unit was shut following the event due to safety and security reasons and a restart date is yet to be specified at the time of press.

The explosion reportedly occurred outside the company’s plant and claimed the lives of 23 people in the area. The exact cause of the explosion remains unclear, while an investigation on the incident is reportedly underway.
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