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Calcium Carbide Manufacturing Plant

Mar 21, 2011 On March 21, 2011, during calcium carbide production at the Carbide Industries plant in Louisville, KY, an electric arc . furnace exploded, ejecting solid and powdered debris, flammable gases, and molten calcium carbide at temperatures near 3800 F 2100 C. Two workers died and two others were injured. KEY ISSUES Facility Siting

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