Carbon plant union files lawsuit [USA]

Author: Greg Cunningham, Amarillo Globe-News [USA], Published on: 1 March 2002

The union that represents workers at the Continental Carbon plant filed a notice of intent to sue this week against the company, alleging violations of environmental regulations that jeopardize worker safety...The union alleges that Continental Carbon [which converts carbon black oil, a byproduct of oil refining, into carbon black, which is used in tires and plastic products] handles and disposes of hazardous waste without proper permits or procedures to protect workers or the local environment.

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Related companies: Continental Carbon (part of China Synthetic Rubber)