Volume 90 Issue 20 | p. 9 | News of The Week
Issue Date: May 14, 2012

Explosion In Thailand Kills 12

Chemical Safety: Accidents reignite simmering tensions
Department: Business | Collection: Safety
Keywords: Map Ta Phut, toluene, JSR, community relations, safety

Two serious accidents occurred within two days at the Map Ta Phut petrochemical production zone in eastern Thailand.

An explosion on May 5 at a synthetic rubber plant owned by Bangkok Synthetics killed 12 people and injured more than 140 at Map Ta Phut. The next day, a chlorine leak at a hydrochloric acid plant operated by Aditya Birla Chemicals led to the hospitalization of 13 people, according to the Industrial Estate . . .

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