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Feedback On The Flooding Of Industrial Sites In January 2018 In The Bourgogne-Franche-Comté Region (France)

Feedback on the flooding of industrial sites in January 2018 in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region (France)

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At the end of January 2018, the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region (BFC) suffered numerous episodes of intense rainfall and floods. The storm[...]
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Explosion Under A Bridge Deck Following A Fire Which Caused A Gas Leak

Explosion under a bridge deck following a fire which caused a gas leak

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At around 8:55 p.m., a natural gas explosion (vapour cloud explosion - VCE) occurred on a bridge pier containing a polyethylene[...]
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Conveyor Belt Fires: Are The Standards Being Met?

Conveyor belt fires: Are the standards being met?

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Conveyor belts used to handle organic materials must meet standards defined by various French ministerial orders .These texts indicate that[...]
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Used Lithium Batteries Are Not Ordinary Waste!

Used lithium batteries are not ordinary waste!

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The performance of lithium batteries and storage cells has expanded their areas of technical application (telephony, computers, electric vehicles, rechargeable[...]
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Meteorological Events Of Early 2018 In France

Meteorological events of early 2018 in France

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Without trying to predict the weather for late 2018 and the seasonal storms in the Cévennes of south-central France, we[...]
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Methanization: How Can The Sector Be Developed Without Increasing The Risks?

Methanization: how can the sector be developed without increasing the risks?

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Methanization is one of the key technologies of the circular economy and green growth. Within the framework of the Energy[...]
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Accidents Related To Incorrect Circuit Positioning

Accidents related to incorrect circuit positioning

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Fluid transfer is a common industrial operation. However, the incorrect positioning of transfer circuit during such operations, also referred to[...]
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Pallet Fire In A Combustible Materials Warehouse

Pallet fire in a combustible materials warehouse

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A fire broke out at 10:15 am in a warehouse subject to authorization (item 1510 of the nomenclature of the[...]
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Mobile Acetylene Cylinders : Hazard Potential Not To Be Underestimated!

Mobile acetylene cylinders : Hazard potential not to be underestimated!

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Mobile acetylene cylinders are present in all sectors of activity owing to their common use on welding machines. Even if[...]
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Large-scale fire in a wood chip storage facility

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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[...]
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