Noise this Saturday 11/13: LyondellBasell to Demolish Building
LyondellBasell to demolish building at Bayport Polymers Plant
PASADENA, Oct. 27, 2010 -- LyondellBasell today announced that the company will
demolish a building in a non-operating area of its Bayport Polymers Plant, 12001 Bay Area
Blvd., between 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 13.
The demolition does not involve any process areas and will not disrupt operations. The
demolition work is being done in a safe and controlled manner by demolition experts and
there is no danger to the local community, surrounding facilities or site workers.
“Every effort will be made to minimize impact to our community, but our neighbors might hear
a noise like thunder,” said Site Manager Guy Tremblay. “We want them to be aware so as
not to cause any concerns.”
The building is approximately eight stories tall (110 feet tall, 40 feet wide, 90 feet deep) and
will be demolished so that it collapses upon itself. The fall of the building will result in a loud
noise that is expected to sound like thunder and have minimal vibration. The noise might be
audible 1.5 to 2 miles away and might be visible in the immediate area of the plant.
To minimize interruption and disturbance to the community, the work is being performed on a
weekend morning and the lower three floors will be covered with a curtain of steel-link fence
and geotextile fabric. The curtain will completely cover the lower portion of the building to
minimize any possible debris or dust.
LyondellBasell’s Bayport Polymers plant produces polymers that are used by its customers in
consumer products such as food containers, medical syringes, carpeting, diapers and plastic
components in vehicles. It has approximately 270 workers and is one of four LyondellBasell
facilities in the Pasadena Industrial District in the Houston Bay Area.
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LyondellBasell (NYSE: LYB) is one of the world's largest plastics, chemical and refining
companies. The company manufactures products at 59 sites in 18 countries. LyondellBasell
products and technologies are used to make items that improve the quality of life for people
around the world including packaging, electronics, automotive parts, home furnishings,
construction materials and biofuels. More information about LyondellBasell’s Bayport
Polymers plant can be found at www.lyondellbasell.com/bayportpolymers.
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