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January 13, 2023

Chemical Plant Fire and Potential Impact on Supply Chain Disruptions

U.S. EPA has posted an update on a fire that occurred at a Carus Chemical Company plant in LaSalle, IL and potential supply chain impacts to https://www.epa.gov/waterutilityresponse/chemical-plant-fire-and-potential-impact-supply-chain-disruptions.

 The Carus chemical facility in LaSalle, IL is the largest, and potentially only, domestic producer of potassium permanganate and sodium permanganate. While the U.S. does import potassium permanganate, primarily from India, most domestic demand is met by production from this facility. The primary use of potassium and sodium permanganate in the U.S. is for water treatment, accounting for more than 50% of domestic consumption.

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