Wednesday, August 26, 2009
MIC Storage to be Reduced by 80%
In news releases by the Chemical Safety Board and Bayer CropScience, it was announced this afternoon that the Bayer CropScience facility outside of Institute, WV will voluntarily reduce their routine inventory of Methyl Isocyanate by 80% and eliminate all above ground storage of that material. This will involve shutting down all production at the facility’s West Carbamoylation Center within one year. This center was the site of last year’s fatal accident. According to an article by Ken Ward on WVGazette.com local activists are pleased with the announcement.