Manufacturing: Back After a Safety Checkup

Back After a Safety Checkup

After its plant in Bhopal, India, leaked deadly methyl isocyanate in December and killed at least 1,400 people, Union Carbide stopped making the pesticide ingredient at its facility in Institute, W. Va. Last week officials of the U.S. company announced that they expect to resume production of the toxic chemical at the Institute plant by April 1. Before that time, Union Carbide will have completed its investigation of the Bhopal disaster.

The methyl isocyanate unit, which employs about 40 of the 3,000 workers at the West Virginia plant, will reopen with a number of new protection features. Among the improvements: a...

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