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Partial Flooding Of The Site

Partial flooding of the site

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
A chemical plant manufacturing basic organic chemicals was partly flooded when the reactors were being washed. The washing water (acrylic emulsions) got mixed with the flood water due to the backflow of the water in the pipeline and in the[...]
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Flooding Of A Warehouse For Agro-pharmaceutical Products

Flooding of a warehouse for agro-pharmaceutical products

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
Heavy rains together with several breaks in RHONE River dikes caused the flooding of a warehouse containing agro-pharmaceutical products. The building housed 3 storage cells 480 m² in size, each capable of containing 330 tonnes of merchandise over a 7-m height[...]
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Flooding Of An Explosives Manufacturing Plant

Flooding of an explosives manufacturing plant

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
A site manufacturing explosives was flooded following heavy rains. The products involved are not sensitive to water. A 15 hectare marshland located upstream to the site serves as an outfall for water overflowing from neighbouring lands. A 150 m³/h lift pump[...]
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Flooding Of A Warehouse For Plant Protection Products

Flooding of a warehouse for plant protection products

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
Located in an industrial park, a warehouse storing 1,300 tonnes of finished phytosanitary products was flooded following dike failure. The facility was operating with 8 employees and its warehousing activity spanned 3,600 m² with an average height of 7 m[...]
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Flooding of a paper mill

  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
The RHONE river overflowed due to heavy rains and flooded a paper mill located in an industrial area. This site produced kraft paper pulp from softwood bleached with oxygen, hydrogen peroxide and chlorine dioxide also stores black liquor, fuel oil, methanol,[...]
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Explosion In A Chemical Plant

Explosion in a chemical plant

  • Accident report
  • AUTRICHE
In a chemical plant, 2 explosions occurred in a glyoxylic acid production line followed by a fire. The building in question housed a production unit for intermediate chemicals used in manufacturing antibiotics and crop protection products. The fire-fighters brought the[...]
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1,200 T Of Cyclohexane Leaks

1,200 t of cyclohexane leaks

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  • 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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Fire In An Industrial Waste Treatment Unit

Fire in an industrial waste treatment unit

  • Accident report
  • ROYAUME-UNI
At an industrial waste treatment site, fire broke out at 2 am, generating a sizeable and potentially toxic smoke cloud (presence of cyanides, cadmium, mercury, etc.). Fire-fighters, on the scene at 2:25 am, were unable to enter the facility for[...]
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Fire In A Sugar Refinery

Fire in a sugar refinery

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  • FRANCE
In a distillery, a 5,000-m³ tank containing 1,000 m³ of ethanol at 96% concentration exploded when lightning struck and then ignited. The raised roof fell into the reservoir, which remained intact. However, the tank foot valve cracked upon impact. An[...]
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