2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 12 Jan 2009 19:33:47 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] PERCHLORATE: Tronox declares bankruptcy
Henderson manufacturer files for bankruptcy

By Jeremy Twitchell
Las Vegas Sun (NV)
January 12, 2009

Tronox Inc., one of the largest industrial manufacturing companies located in the BMI Complex near Henderson, filed for bankruptcy protection Monday morning in New York.

The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, meaning that it will continue to operate during its reorganization, which will be administered by a federal bankruptcy judge.


Tronox was spun off parent company Kerr-McGee in 2005. Kerr-McGee was a longtime producer of ammonium perchlorate at the site and has been linked to perchlorate contamination in the groundwater beneath the site.


For the entire article, see

See also
Bankruptcy filing won't affect work at Henderson Tronox plant

Las Vegas Review-Journal (NV)
January 12, 2009

Tronox Inc., the Oklahoma City-based company spun off by Kerr-McGee Corp., will continue to make chemicals and employ 100 workers at an affiliated company’s Henderson plant, despite filing for bankruptcy protection in New York on Monday.

The company reported $1.6 billion in assets and $1.2 billion in liabilities as of Nov. 30. But the debtor also has $125 million in post-bankruptcy financing to allow it to continue operating.

Filing bankruptcy at the same time were 14 affiliated companies, including Tronox Worldwide LLC, which now owns the plant at the Black Mountain Industrial Center in Henderson. Tronox’s operations in Australia, Germany and the Netherlands did not file for bankruptcy.


For the entire article, see


Lenny Siegel
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a project of the Pacific Studies Center
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