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Wednesday, January 19, 2005

Drug Lab Explosion Released Toxic Chemicals


HARTFORD, Conn. -- Pfizer Inc. has agreed to pay a $22,500 penalty for failing to properly notify state and federal officials about a chemical release at its research and development plant in Groton in 2002.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday that an explosion in June 2002 led to the release from a chemical warehouse of about 1,400 pounds of tetrahydrofuran, a solvent used in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals. Seven people were injured.


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