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Mitsubishi Kashima No 2 ethylene plant re-starts operations
Sep '08
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation announced that No 2 ethylene plant in Kashima resumed operations on September 17, 2008.

Reportedly, defects were found in the refrigeration equipment of the plant in 2006. The plant was, thus, shut-down as a safety measure.

After testing and inspecting the plant, authorities confirmed the safety and gave permission to restart operations.

Company also informed that No 7 reactor (2 F-207) that had closed-down in December 2007 has also started operating after gaining permission from safety authorities.

However, they said the No 8 reactor was still found dangerous and will not be opened any time soon.

Company hopes to be working at 80-85 percent production capacity in the near future.

Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

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