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Web Date: March 14, 2011

Earthquake Rocks Japan's Chemical Industry

Disaster: Many firms' plants are shut down indefinitely as nation struggles through aftermath
Department: Business
Keywords: Japan, Earthquake

Much of Japan's chemical industry reports a near standstill in operations in the wake of the massive earthquake and tsunami that struck that country on March 11. Most firms say that their facilities and personnel appear to be unharmed, but power shortages are keeping many plants offline, and managers don't know when they can restart.

Few chemical plants in Japan are located in the coastal zone that was ravaged by the tsunami or in the . . .

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