US Occidental Vinyls releases chloroform, EDC, VCM at Texas plant

09 May 2013 16:38  [Source: ICIS news]

HOUSTON (ICIS)--US petrochemical producer Occidental Vinyls experienced an incinerator trip at its facility in Deer Park, Texas early Wednesday, releasing 100 lb of chloroform, 100 lb of ethylene dichloride (EDC) and 1 lb of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), according to a filing with the National Response Center.

According to the filing, the incident was discovered at 02:18 local time. There were no reported injuries, and the cause of the incident was unknown, the filing states.

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