LyondellBasell restarts LDPE unit at La Porte PE unit

LyondellBasell's Equistar plant at La Porte, Texas, reported emissions on 21 November as it restarted a low density polyethylene unit, according to a filing with the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, as per Argusmedia. As the AB3 low density polyethylene unit was restarted, an atmospheric valve opened, releasing ethylene, polyethylene and vinyl acetate into the atmosphere, according to the filing. The valve was later closed. It was not clear whether there was any impact to production at the plant.
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