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  • Accident report
  • FRANCE
The summary of this accident has not yet been translated. In the meantime, please refer to the French summary : Avant 8 h, une fuite se produit sur un clapet anti-retour de l'unité d'épuration de gaz soufrés d'une raffinerie. À[...]
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Floating roofs

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Placed directly on the surface of the liquid, the floating roof of a storage tank allows the reduction of emission by evaporation of certain products by the gaseous sky and thus limits the chronic atmospheric pollution generated by the most[...]
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Water pollution by hydrocarbons

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The Water Framework Directive of December 2000 which commits the countries of the European Union with a goal of regaining the quality of the water and the aquatic environments by 2015, supposes a better protection of these environments against any[...]
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Petrol Stations Accidents

Petrol stations accidents

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Petrol stations are classified facilities presenting the unique characteristic of containing large quantities of hazardous materials while some of their equipment is available for direct use by customers, in accordance with concise information and instructions. The storage and transfer of[...]
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Hydrocarbon Spill During A Transfer Operation

Hydrocarbon spill during a transfer operation

  • Accident report
  • ALLEMAGNE
During transfer of a hydrocarbon mix from a river barge to a refinery storage zone, a defect at the level of the pipe compensator caused a leak around 3 am.A number of steps had been taken the day before to[...]
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Oil Spill In An Estuary During A Transfer Operation

Oil spill in an estuary during a transfer operation

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  • 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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Fire in an aromatic extraction unit in a refinery

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  • FRANCE
A fire broke out in a refinery at 10.15 am in the ETX2 oil aromatic extraction unit, using N-Methyl Pyrrolidone (NMP).After having been shut down for regulator inspection and work, the unit resumed operations on April 19th, then when into[...]
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