Calgon Carbon Corporation (www.calgoncarbon.com) resumed production at its Pearl River activated carbon manufacturing plant in Pearlington, Miss. The plant, which manufactures activated carbon for water treatment applications, had been idle since the mandatory evacuation order in advance of Hurricane Katrina on Aug 28.

The storm surge from Hurricane Katrina partially submerged the plant. Although damage to major processing equipment was not extensive, electrical components critical to the operation of the plant required replacement.

In a prepared statement, Bob O’Brien, senior vice president of Calgon Carbon, said, “Because the Pearl River plant accounts for a significant portion of our activated carbon production, it was important that the plant resume operation as soon as possible.”

— Flow Control Staff