IEPA Seeks Order Against Illinois Spray Paint Manufacturer

March 12, 2013

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency wants to stop a northern Illinois business from restarting operations following explosions and a fire that injured workers.

IEPA Director John Kim has asked the Illinois Attorney General’s Office to seek a court order preventing FVMS Inc. in Cary from reopening.

In a statement, Kim says several explosions and a fire occurred at the spray paint and propellant manufacturing facility last week. He says workers had to be evacuated from about 25 other businesses in the industrial park where the fire occurred.

The agency believes an investigation should be conducted to determine the cause of the fire and any environmental impact. It also wants the company to provide a list of all chemicals used at the facility and a copy of its risk management plan.

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