Wacker: U.S. polysilicon plant shutdown will take several months
Wacker Chemie AG has issued a second press release on the explosion that occurred at its polysilicon plant near Charleston, Tennessee (USA) on September 7.
According to Wacker, the explosion “was caused by a technical defect prompting a leak of hydrogen which subsequently caught fire (…). As a result, damaged piping leaked chlorosilane (…).” The company expects that it will take several months until the plant is restarted.
Wacker’s communication policy has sparked harsh criticism in the local community.
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