by Diane Wilson
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A former PVC shift supervisor from Formosa Plastics came by this morning and pointed out the reactor in the foreground of this photo.
He remembered when the reactor had a problem and the entire product inside the reactor was solid plastic. It took days to hack that plastic from the reactor. And where did those big chunks of plastic go? Another shift supervisor of the SPV unit at formosa sent me pictures of the upsets and said upsets happen often and the workers wash them down the drains. This happens because ‘the bosses’ want production and they don’t have time to take care of the upsets or cleaning according to federal environmental regulations. It’s push push push.
Below is the the full 2018 affidavit of the former Formosa Plastics supervisor who provided the above photos.
Waterkeeper volunteer came by and delivered samples of contamination from Lavaca Bay.