It’s been a rough week for Cronus chemicals.
On Wednesday, a massive leak from a pipeline in northern Wisconsin led to an explosion that destroyed an oil refinery and led to the evacuation of more than 100,000 people.
On Thursday, the company said it was “deeply concerned” about the potential for a spill.
A few hours later, Cronus announced that it was launching a voluntary recall program to fix the problems with the leak, as well as “several” pipeline ruptures.
But it’s unclear if Cronus has fixed the problem, or if there’s any chance it’ll be able to fix all the problems that resulted from the leak.
What you need to know about chemicals that could make you sick:The company says it has already repaired the leak and that it will resume work on the line that ruptured and caused the explosion on Wednesday.
The company also said it will take a lead role in the cleanup.
“We are committed to ensuring that all aspects of the company’s business operations are in good working order,” Cronus CEO Jim Schieffer said in a statement.
“As part of this process, we have asked that we be responsible for the cleanup and repairs of the leak as well.”
The company said that if the leak were to affect workers and the environment, it would be considered a major environmental hazard and a violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
Cronus said it has since made “significant improvements” to its infrastructure and the pipeline infrastructure.
“The company will immediately work with federal and local authorities to ensure that all of the safety, health, and environmental concerns surrounding this incident are addressed and remedied as quickly as possible,” the company wrote in a release.
The company is the second-largest producer of chemicals in the United States.
Its products include painkillers and antidepressants, which are used to treat multiple conditions.
Cronos has been under fire in recent weeks for its safety record.
The chemical was involved in a spill that contaminated a Texas refinery in 2013, killing five people and injuring hundreds.
That leak led to a federal investigation that ended up concluding that Cronus had no responsibility for the spill and had made “unnecessary” adjustments to its pipeline infrastructure and operations.