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Oil Spill In An Estuary During A Transfer Operation

Oil spill in an estuary during a transfer operation

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
While loading 31,000 m3 of bunker fuel in a ship, a leak in a refinery transfer hose resulted in a major oil spill in the Loire estuary. At 4.10 pm, a person on a barge observed the presence of hydrocarbons[...]
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Leakage On A Pipeline And Water Pollution

Leakage on a pipeline and water pollution

  • Accident report
  • BIELORUSSIE
In Belarus, a leak was detected in a 377 mm diameter pipeline carrying gas oil causing 120 tonnes of hydrocarbons to be spilled in the DAUGAVA river for 5 hours. The emergency services contained the most of the gas oil[...]
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Breakage Of An Oil Tank

Breakage of an oil tank

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
The bottom of a 13,500 m³ containing 12,000 m³ of light crude oil tank ripped open at 8:00 am within an oil depot. The earthen dikes surrounding the retention basin withstood the wave effect; 2,000 m³ of oil still overflowed[...]
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Explosions followed a fire at an oil depot

  • Accident report
  • ROYAUME-UNI
Explosions followed by fire ripped through a fuel storage depot in Buncefield, England, located just 40 km north of London. The facility was storing 150,000 t of fuel (petrol, diesel fuel and kerosene) at the time of the accident. The[...]
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Crude Oil Storage Tank Failure

Crude oil storage tank failure

  • Accident report
  • BELGIQUE
In a storage area of a refinery, a tank buckled at 6:35 pm, causing 37,000 m³ of crude oil to pour out like a wave. In less than 15 min, the site's 4-hectare retention basin was covered 1 m deep[...]
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Leakage Then Discharge Of A Cyanide Bath Into A River

Leakage then discharge of a cyanide bath into a river

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
In a plant operating 6 metal surface treatment lines (total bath volume: 196 m³), an operator observed around 8:15 pm that 1,000 liters of cyanide alkaline copper had spilled into a concrete retention basin after an output pipe detachment on[...]
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Hydrocarbon Fallout On The City

Hydrocarbon fallout on the city

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
In a refinery, 10 to 20 t of gaseous and liquid hydrocarbons were released in 5 minutes starting at 4.46 pm by 3 of the 5 valves of the atmospheric distillation unit during restart operations.At 6 pm, the firemen notified[...]
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Leakage Of 3000 M³ Of MTBE In A Port

Leakage of 3000 m³ of MTBE in a port

  • Accident report
  • PAYS-BAS
A leak detected late on a pipeline (10'', 2 bar) serving a port petrochemical site along the Juliana canal was the caused 3 000 m³ (2500 tonnes) of methyl tertiary butyl ether (MTBE) to be released thus polluting soil and[...]
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Pollution of a river

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  • 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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