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Damage to a CDG barge during locking

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At around 00.20, a 120m-long barge carrying 2,200t of vinyl chloride (extremely flammable and carcinogenic gas) was damaged during locking.[...]
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Fire At A Chemicals Plant

Fire at a chemicals plant

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The summary of this accident has not yet been translated. In the meantime, please refer to the French summary :[...]
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Small Or Big Changes, Not Managing Them Can Be Risky!

Small or big changes, not managing them can be risky!

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All industrial activity can be expected to undergo changes, to varying degrees, throughout its life cycle, especially to maintain its[...]
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Are Visual Diagnostics Enough To Anticipate Concrete Cell Ruptures?

Are visual diagnostics enough to anticipate concrete cell ruptures?

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This ARIA newsflash lists the causes of the various cases of collapse and rupture of silos compiled in the ARIA[...]
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Proceedings Of The 13th IMPEL Seminar “Lessons Learnt From Industrial Accidents” (2019)

Proceedings of the 13th IMPEL seminar “Lessons Learnt from Industrial Accidents” (2019)

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Since its creation in 1999, the seminar on “Lessons Learnt from Industrial Accidents” is organized every two years by the[...]
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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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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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