As Formosa prepares to restart, another fire breaks out at Mailiao petrochemical complex

A fire, the eight this year, broke out at a refinery on Tuesday at Formosa Plastics Group (FPG)’s Mailiao petrochemical complex, that was put out in about 20 minutes, without affecting any manufacturing equipment, inflicting no harm to any person and posing no other threats. As per the management, the blaze started when transporting alkylate. Certain amount of alkymer ended up in a ditch at the plant because of the leak. Water and chemical foams were immediately used to contain and snuff out the fire. The incident occurred when the manufacturing and processing operations at the petrochemical complex were temporarily closed for inspection and equipment maintenance. FPG executives state that alkymer is a part of gasoline, but not toxic and will not release any toxic substance after burning.
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