I just heard of this; didn’t see it posted.
“Due to the fire, potassium permanganate and sodium permanganate production at the LaSalle facility have been severely impacted. Carus has been in direct communication with customers to provide more information as it becomes available. The Carus facility in LaSalle is the only producer of potassium permanganate and sodium permanganate in the Western Hemisphere. While the U.S. does import potassium permanganate from India and China (primarily from India), most domestic demand is met by production from this facility. The primary use of potassium and sodium permanganate in the U.S. is for water treatment, accounting for more than 50% of domestic consumption.”
That was quite a mushroom cloud: