Eastman: Normal operations in coal gasification area to resume in early 2018

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KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – Weeks after explosions rocked Eastman Chemical Company in Kingsport, the company confirmed normal operations in part of the plant are expected to resume early next year.

Eastman released a report earlier this month showing the company expects to take a multi-million dollar hit to their profits following those explosions.

The company’s coal gasification plant experienced what they called a “process upset,” which led to the blasts.Copyright 2017 WJHL. All rights reserved.

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