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What is The Chlorine Institute?

The Chlorine Institute (CI) founded in 1924, is a technical trade association of companies involved in the safe production, distribution and use of chlorine, sodium and potassium hydroxides and sodium hypochlorite, the distribution and use of hydrogen chloride and the distribution of vinyl chloride monomer.

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Comments Submitted on Asbestor Risk Evaluation

On March 14, 2017 CI submitted comments on the EPA’s risk evaluation of asbestos.  The comment letter details the historical and current use of asbestos in chlorine production, CI member efforts and guidance to safely handle asbestos, EPA’s historical view on the asbestos use in chlorine production, and the position use of asbestos in chlorine production should safely continue.  To read the full letter and EPA’s call for comments, please refer to the HESS Government Activity webpage.

Mayo Award 

SRS' Terry Rockwell is this year's Peter M. Mayo Award Recipient. The full release can be found here. 

Safety Recognition

CI Recognizes 12 Facilities That Earned "Diamond Level" Recognition for Safety & Environmental Performance.  They "Aimed for Zero" and they hit the mark! The full release can be found here. 

NEW Video Available for Preventing NARs from Caustic Railcars

The Transportation Issue team has developed a video that provides guidance for preventing non-accident releases (NARs) from caustic (sodium hydroxide solution (NaOH) and potassium hydroxide solution (KOH)) railcars.  Topics covered include the definition of an NAR, U.S. Department of Transportation incident reporting requirements, loader and unloader responsibilities, best practices to reduce caustic railcar NARs and available guidance and resources, such as additional Chlorine Institute guidance.  This video is now available in the CI Bookstore.


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