HMIP raps ICI's knuckles over vinyl chloride leak

ICI has escaped prosecution by HM Inspectorate of Pollution (HMIP) following a substantial leak of vinyl chloride monomer (VCM), a carcinogenic gas, at its Runcorn site on Merseyside. The incident was caused by a chain of errors, raising questions about both ICI's procedures and HMIP's prosecution policy.

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