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Spill Of Heavy Fuel Oil In An Oil Terminal

Spill of heavy fuel oil in an oil terminal

  • Accident report
  • SUEDE
A spill of 328 metric tons of heavy fuel oil happened in an Oil Terminal during the discharge of the product from a ship vessel to a storage tank. At 10.30 p.m. the discharge to storage tank No 375 was[...]
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1,200 T Of Cyclohexane Leaks

1,200 t of cyclohexane leaks

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
During efforts since the previous day to locate the source of a pressure drop on the cyclohexane supply line of an olone production facility, a leak of this substance was discovered at a chemical site. The substance, used in large[...]
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Explosion Followed By A Fire In A Chemical Plant

Explosion followed by a fire in a chemical plant

  • Accident report
  • ITALIE
At a chemical plant, a tank containing a mix of toluene-2,6-diisocyanate (TDI) / tars with a high boiling point increased in pressure and exploded around 7:40 pm. The cloud ignited 5 min later; afterwards, the fire was fed by 20[...]
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Explosion of ammonium nitrate in a fertilizer plant

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
A phenomenon of exceptional violence Between 20 and 120 tonnes of a stock containing more than 300 tonnes of ammonium nitrate refuse detonated in the AZF fertiliser plant in Toulouse. The causes and circumstances surrounding the accident would give rise[...]
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Fire On PCB Transformers.

Fire on PCB transformers.

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
A fire broke out around 2:50 am in an electrical utility room at a paper mill. Engulfed in the flames, four transformers emptied entirely and a fifth halfway, dispersing a dielectric containing PCB. A prefectural order motivated by a proposal[...]
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Water Pollution

Water pollution

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
A leak occurred on the lower drainage pipe of a 16-m³ tank containing 10.3 m³ of sulphuric acid. The tank operating under 2 bar of pressure was feeding a tanning workshop. Further downstream, plant effluent was neutralised using lime milk[...]
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Cyanide Pollution In Eastern Europe

Cyanide pollution in Eastern Europe

  • Accident report
  • ROUMANIE
In a gold ore retreatment facility opened in May 1999, a settling basin for tailings storage collapsed after a 25-m long crack formed. A total of 287,500 m³ of effluent laced with cyanide (400 mg/l, 115 tonnes total) and heavy[...]
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Pollution of the ENNS following an oil spill on a tank

  • Accident report
  • AUTRICHE
Inside a motor factory the day after a pressure test was conducted on a double-shell tank containing hydrocarbons, pollutants spilled into the ENNS River; local fishermen made the discovery. This pollution outbreak affected 35 km of river length and 3[...]
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