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Large-scale Fire In A Wood Chip Storage Facility

Large-scale fire in a wood chip storage facility

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
At around 3○a.m., a deep-seated fire broke out in an outdoor 50,000○m3 woodchip storage in a waste recycling facility (24○m high, located on the facility's property line). White smoke was emitted above the urban zone and the highway. Access to[...]
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Power Outages During Periods Of Cold Weather

Power outages during periods of cold weather

  • Flash
Periods of cold weather are characterised by low temperatures, sometimes combined with snowfall and/or wind. Synonymous with high electricity consumption, they are often the cause of power failures and other critical systems, such as telecommunication networks, can also be affected.[...]
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Flooding of a glass factory

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
Following heavy rains in late May 2016 in the Ile de France (Paris) region, water was seen upwelling through sewer manhole covers located between the buildings housing the furnaces of a glass factory. The rising water spread through technical ducts[...]
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Technological incidents triggered by flooding

  • Fact sheet
Numerous scientific studies at the initiative of public or private entities converge on the observation of a growth of natural disasters in the last decades. This fact sheet presents some indicators to understand the specificity and impact of floods on[...]
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Flooding Of A Chemical Storage Site

Flooding of a chemical storage site

  • Accident report
  • ROYAUME-UNI
A storm surge coinciding with high tides caused the River Tees to rise. It flowed over and eroded the dykes built to protect the local residents. A Seveso-classified port terminal containing chemicals stored in tanks was flooded 1.8 m above ordnance[...]
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Flooding Of A Cement Works

Flooding of a cement works

  • Accident report
  • ROYAUME-UNI
A storm surge coinciding with high spring tides caused the waters of the Humber River to rise and flood a cement works, where the water rose as high as 3 m. A petrochemical site (46146), a chemical terminal (46144), and an[...]
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Flooding Of A Chemical And Hydrocarbon Storage Site

Flooding of a chemical and hydrocarbon storage site

  • Accident report
  • ROYAUME-UNI
A storm surge coinciding with high tides raised the level of the Humber Estuary. The water flooded the gates of the port and filled the port to overflowing. A Seveso-classified chemical and hydrocarbon storage terminal was under 1 m of water.[...]
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Flooding Of A Petrochemical Site

Flooding of a petrochemical site

  • Accident report
  • ROYAUME-UNI
A storm surge coinciding with high tides flooded the salt caverns used to store hydrocarbons at a petrochemical site. The alert was given at around 11:00 p.m. by a technician who was conducting a patrol. The remote-controlled shut-off valves were closed[...]
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