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Accidents Associated With Chlorine

Accidents associated with chlorine

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This summary report was established based on information collected from 557 French accidents (251 cases) or foreign accidents (306 cases) which took place between January 1917 and May 2003 and which are recorded in the ARIA database. This document should[...]
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Mix Of Incompatible Products

Mix of incompatible products

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The accidents presented in this flash involve chemical reactions between incompatible products inadvertently placed into contact with one another. Encountered in all types of activities, such accidents are frequent and occur not only during the delivery of chemical products (wrong[...]
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Explosion In An Plant Manufacturing Polymers

Explosion in an plant manufacturing polymers

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  • FRANCE
In an upper-tier Seveso-rated plant manufacturing polymers used for water treatment applications, and despite the differentiated storage and packaging zones, a technician assigned the morning shift poured by mistake 1 to 2 kg of sodium hypophosphite classified non-hazardous into a[...]
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Explosion And Fire At A Chemical Plant

Explosion and fire at a chemical plant

  • Accident report
  • PAYS-BAS
In a chemical plant producing mainly cellulose derivatives, an explosion and fire occurred at about 4 pm during the restart of a production line stopped for 9 h after a breakdown. The commissioning of the vacuum belt filter by the[...]
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Methomyl Explosion And Fire At A Pesticide Plant

Methomyl explosion and fire at a pesticide plant

  • Accident report
  • ETATS-UNIS
Inside a pesticides plant with 520 employees, a 17-m³ reservoir used to treat methomyl residues in a methylisobutyl ketone (MTBK) solvent suddenly rose in pressure at 10:20 pm and exploded 15 min later, seriously damaging the production unit, ripping apart[...]
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Explosion In A Pharmaceutical Factory

Explosion in a pharmaceutical factory

  • Accident report
  • AUTRICHE
In a chemical plant, an explosion occurred when a glyoxylic acid production line using the ozonisation technique was re-started. The facility was destroyed a year ago by an explosion followed by a fire (ARIA 25337). The internal emergency plan and the[...]
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Pollution of a river

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
Analyses carried out on the residual water at the discharge point of a waste water treatment plant at a chemical plant manufacturing a basic organic product revealed that the thresholds of the standards stipulated by prefectural order had been significantly[...]
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Explosion followed by a fire in a laboratory

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  • FRANCE
At a chemical facility, an explosion and fire occurred around 5 pm inside a laboratory on the first floor of a 4-storey, 400-m² building. The personnel were evacuated and the internal emergency plan activated. Air samples extracted from the premises[...]
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