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Explosions in a hazardous materials warehouse

  • Accident report
  • ARIA 46803
  • CHINE
[...]of the accident, the company had been storing on-site several types of hazardous substances: calcium carbide, toluene diisocyanate, ammonium nitrates, potassium and sodium, as well as 700[...] Read more
Fire Followed By An Explosion In A Warehouse

Fire followed by an explosion in a warehouse

  • Accident report
  • ARIA 25669
  • FRANCE
[...]between 3 and 5 tonnes of ammonium nitrate stored[...]the 3 to 5 tonnes of ammonium nitrates[...]spread and got mixed with the ammonium nitrate, which[...]unaware of the hazards related to ammonium nitrate, the[...]accident, verifications of storage conditions for ammonium nitrate-based fertilisers[...] Read more

Opening of a metallic cell in a silo

  • Accident
  • ARIA 25819
  • FRANCE
[...]pits and destroying a cell containing ammonium nitrates (1050[...]works were being performed on the ammonium nitrates. An[...]appropriate extinction equipment and transporting the ammonium nitrates to[...] Read more

Conveyor belt fire

  • Accident
  • ARIA 30676
  • FRANCE
[...]conveyor belt being disassembled and placed in an upper position within a bulk storage unit for fertilisers and ammonium nitrates. The internal emergency plan was activated: the[...] Read more

Rupture of a dyke in a settling pond

  • Accident
  • ARIA 26764
  • FRANCE
[...]and 10,000 m³ of sludge heavily loaded with nitrates (ammonium, sodium, calcium) and[...]operator detected a rise in the rate of nitrates in the TAURAN Canal, with[...]network. A follow-up report, dated March 1998, assessed the nitrate-polluted water discharges (77mg/l) of these[...] Read more