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We are eager to hear from communities, workers and regulators across the country to help shape and inform our upcoming investigations. We are currently focusing on worker safety as well as chlorine plants that use or previously used asbestos, but we still want to hear from you even if you do not have any connections to these locations or subjects:

1. Any of the following chlorine facilities that have recently used asbestos:

  • OxyChem Ingleside
  • OxyChem Battleground
  • OxyChem Taft
  • OxyChem Convent
  • OxyChem Wichita
  • OxyChem Niagara Falls
  • Olin Freeport
  • Olin Plaquemine
  • Olin McIntosh
  • Olin Russellville

2. Facilities where there have been leaks, explosions or other worker safety situations

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