Formosa Plastics 23 April 2004

On April 23 a major explosion takes place at Formosa Plastics Illiopolis, Illinois America. The explosion kills five people, three are seriously injured and the neighboring village has damage to various homes and yachts located in the harbor. Formosa plastics produces Poly Vinyl Chloride (PVC) PVC is used in our daily use in, for example, electricity cables and sewer connections in homes. Vinyl Chloride is a semi-finished product that is used by several petrochemical production companies.

 

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