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Residents sue to stop re-start of MIC production at Bayer Institute plant

Sixteen current and former residents and workers in Kanawha County, West Virginia sued Bayer CropScience in federal court Feb. 8 to prevent it from resuming production of methyl isocyanate at its plant in Institute, W. Va. until the company, along with relevant state and federal agencies, comply with the recommendations in a Jan. 20 report by the U.S. Chemical Safety Board (CSB) in response to an August 2008 explosion at the plant.



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