ERJ staff report (LMH)
Toyko -- Mitsui Chemicals has said that about 90 percent of the restoration and repairs to neighbouring homes and property has been completed, following the 22 April explosion and fire at the company's Iwakuni-Ohtake Works in Japan.
Mitsui continues to undertake urgent restorations and care for persons affected by the accident, the company said in a 26 July news release.
The Japanese chemical company noted that currently most plants in the Iwakuni area of the Works, with exception of the Resorcinol Plant where the explosion occurred and some other plants, have completed safety inspections and routine annual maintenance. Operations have resumed at most plants following confirmation of safety and conditions and with approval from authorities.
Mitsui reiterated its apologies and further extended its sympathies to those who were affected by the incident.
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Press release from Mitsui Chemicals