Volume 84 Issue 23 | p. 33 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 5, 2006

Chlorine leak shuts down textile mill

Department: Business

The company that owns a textile mill damaged in January 2005 when chlorine leaked from a derailed Norfolk Southern train will go out of business this summer. The leak killed nine people and badly damaged the Avondale Mills denim plant in Graniteville, S.C. CEO G. Stephen Felker says that, beyond the human tragedy, the impact of "higher costs, lost business, and severely damaged equipment and plants is greater than we can endure." Prior to . . .

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