German Chemical Plant Fire Threatens Auto Backlog
by: Sonari Glinton, NPR, April 23, 2012 3:04:00 am
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A deadly fire and explosion at a German chemical plant has created big headaches for the global auto industry. The recent blast has resulted in a shortage of a chemical compound used in plastic fuel and brake lines. The chemical is hard to replace, and now automakers are scrambling to avoid major production disruptions.
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