Highly Important Permanganate Notice

Highly Important Permanganate Notice

Fire occurred at a chemical plant operated by Carus LLC in LaSalle, LaSalle County, Illinois on Wednesday, January 11, 2023.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023



Due to a large fire occurring at a chemical plant operated by Carus LLC in LaSalle, LaSalle County, Illinois on Wednesday, January 11, 2023,, they believe they will not be able to fulfill all orders for potassium and sodium permanganate for approximately the next 90-days.  



  • Coordinate with your supplier(s) regarding any planned/upcoming deliveries
  • Conserve existing supplies
  • Contact InWARN regarding potential mutual aid and assistance from the InWARN network
  • Contact IDEM to discuss steps that can be taken (alternative chemicals, treatment processes changes, etc.)
  • Communicate potential impacts to treatment operations to customers


If you need to report chemical supply chain issues to IDEM, or if you have any questions about this IDEM notice, do not hesitate to contact Travis Goodwin at 317-775-5473 or by email at: Tgoodwin1@idem.IN.gov.

You may also contact INWARN or Sherri Winters, Alliance Programs Manager, as we all communicate such emergencies to one another.  swinters@inh2o.org or 317-408-4284

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"NAW is a nationwide celebration where industry, labor, equity, workforce, education, and government leaders host events to showcase the successes and value of Registered Apprenticeship for re-building our economy, advancing racial and gender equity, and supporting underserved communities. NAW is an opportunity to highlight how Registered Apprenticeship, a proven and industry-driven training model, provides a critical talent pipeline that can help to address some of our nation’s pressing workforce challenges such as rebuilding our country’s infrastructure, addressing critical supply chain demands, supporting a clean energy workforce, modernizing our cybersecurity response, and responding to care economy issues."

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