Kronos Varennes plant moves back to normal operations

VARENNES, QC, March 23, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Kronos Canada announces that, further to the titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4) leak incident that occurred in the chloride process unit of its Varennes plant on March 21, the affected unit has been completely cleaned and the plant anticipates a return to normal operations over the next few days, after complete verification of the equipment.

Kronos Canada has worked closely with all level of government authorities (federal, provincial and municipal) and is very appreciative of their cooperation and support in managing the situation efficiently to protect the population and the environment as well as mitigate all other related impacts.

The company would also like to thank all its Varennes employees for their commitment, for their dedication to their responsibilities and for their outstanding performance in implementing the emergency response plan and procedures to address the situation diligently and thoroughly. Since 1998, the Kronos team in Varennes is an active partner of the Varennes mix-municipal-industrial committee (CMMI) which aims to harmonise industrial and municipal emergency plans. Kronos is also a long-time partner of the Varennes mutual aid Association.

As a member of the Chemistry Industry Association of Canada, Kronos Canada applies the Responsible Care® ethic and principles which aim to ensure the safe management of chemicals and industrial operations to protect its employees and the community.

SOURCE Kronos Canada

For further information: Stéphane Charron, Varennes Plant Manager, Kronos Canada; Daniel Granger, T. 514 840 7990

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