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Union Carbide Corp. has started preliminary construction work needed to reopen its methyl isocyanate unit in Institute, W. Va., which has been closed since more than 2,000 persons died in a Bhopal, India, accident Dec. 3, company spokesman Thad Epps said. Epps said that the company will spend $5 million to $10 million for facilities to convert methyl isocyanate, a pesticide ingredient, to a safer state.

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