Chemical Reaction Centers of America, a subsidiary of the nation’s largest chemical company, has identified a reaction that occurred at a Pennsylvania facility that created an airborne chemical that caused a toxic cloud that spread rapidly through the air.
Chemical Reaction centers of America says it identified a chemical reaction center at the site of the chemical explosion at the U.S. Steel plant in Philadelphia that produced a cloud of a neurotoxin that can be inhaled and is known to cause breathing difficulties, dizziness, nausea, headaches and kidney failure.
A cloud of neurotoxin was released into the air after the explosion on July 24, 2017.
It is also known to have caused breathing problems for hundreds of people who were exposed to it, including the workers at the facility.
The U.K.-based company said Friday that it was working with the federal government to determine what happened at the plant and whether it was a safety risk.
The company also said it would review its practices at the factory to prevent similar incidents from happening again.