Blue Island Phenol chemical plant unit shut down pending fire probe

December 31, 2013 3:04:27 PM PST
The Blue Island Phenol plant damaged by fire earlier this month has been ordered to remain off-line by the state's attorney general.

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A Cook County judge granted Attorney General Lisa Madigan's motion for an injunction that orders the company to investigate the incident and report the cause of the explosion to the Illinois EPA and Madigan's office.

The blast on December 13 left two workers injured and forced the evacuation of the facility.


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