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Fox Valley Systems to conduct analysis of explosion cause

Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:08 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013 5:10 p.m. CDT

CARY – Fox Valley Systems has agreed to conduct a complete analysis of events leading up to the March 6 explosion that hurt three people before the facility can re-open, the Illinois Attorney General's Office said in a news release.

The company also must present a plan for approval to prevent future incidents.

“We must determine what circumstances led to this dangerous event, mitigate any environmental damage and ensure the facility is safe for workers to return,” Attorney General Lisa Madigan said in a news release.

Madigan’s office filed a three-count complaint against Fox Valley Systems and FVMS Inc. in McHenry County Circuit Court alleging substantial danger to the environment, air pollution, and water pollution hazards resulting from the March 6 explosion and fire at the facility at 640 Industrial Drive.

Three people were hurt in the explosion.

The Attorney General's Office is seeking a maximum fine of $50,000 per violation and $10,000 for each day the company is in violation. Fox Valley Systems manufactures spray paints for use in marking and striping surfaces.

– Northwest Herald

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