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Formosa Plant Clean-Up Nearly Complete

Formosa Plant Clean-Up Nearly Complete

Photo: Newsradio WTAX/Courtesy of Village of Illipolis

State environmental regulators say a former plastics plant where a 2004 explosion killed five people is now all but demolished and cleaned up.

The explosion at the Formosa  plant in Illiopolis happened on April 23, 2004. Federal safety officials ruled a worker mistakenly opened a valve on a high-temperature reactor.

Formosa spokesman Steve Rice says the company will consider the site’s future once the cleanup is complete. The plant once employed almost 140 people.

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