Taiwan Begins Investigating LCY Chemical Corp. For Making Faulty Pipes That Exploded

Taiwanese authorities are investigating LCY Chemical Corp., the Taipei-based petrochemicals firm that made the pipes that burst in Thursday night’s deadly gas-pipeline explosions in Kaohsiung.

The LCY-built pipelines were reportedly leaking nearly four tons of propene every hour starting at 8:45 p.m. local time, which eventually caused deadly blasts in the underground networks of Kaohsiung that killed 27 and injured 267. The series of explosions took place three hours after authorities reported the gas leak but could not determine its origin point.Read More….


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