Mexichem to pay for petrochemical blast damages

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Tuesday, 21 June 2016

Local environmental authorities are holding Mexichem responsible for damage caused by an explosion at the company’s Pajaritos petrochemical plant in Veracruz, jointly owned with state oil company Pemex. If the company does not pay for the damage caused it will face criminal charges.

Procuraduría Federal del Medio Ambiente (Profepa), the administrative body for the Department of Natural Resources and environment in Mexico, has held fluorspar producer Mexichem SA de CV responsible for an explosion at its petrochemical complex, known as Pajaritos, earlier this year. In a statement...

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