Corrected: AkzoNobel unit shuts down in Houston

28 February 2013 17:50  [Source: ICIS news]

Correction: In the ICIS story headlined "AkzoNobel ethylene oxide unit shuts down in Houston" dated 28 February 2013, please read the headline as "AkzoNobel unit shuts down… " instead of "AkzoNobel ethylene oxide unit shuts down …".
Please read in the first paragraph …A unit at AkzoNobel’s site… instead of …An ethylene oxide (EO) unit at AkzoNobel’s site…. A corrected story follows.

HOUSTON (ICIS)--A unit at AkzoNobel’s site in Houston was unexpectedly shut down on Wednesday because of an equipment failure, according to information obtained on Thursday.

The company did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

As a result of a pump failure, 200 lb (91 kg) of ethylene oxide (EO) was released into the atmosphere. The unit was shut down and the area has been isolated.

No other damage was reported.

AkzoNobel is a Netherlands-based chemicals company.


By: Feliza Mirasol
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