|Document ID (ISN)||103701|
|ISSN - Serial title
||1262-4055 - Préventique-Sécurité
|Convention or series no.
||Seillan H., Repussard J., Cochet Y., Andurand R., Khéliff J., Cérézuelle D., Charbonneau S.
||Toulouse - Special feature
||Toulouse - Les données de la catastrophe [in French]|
||Nov.-Dec. 2001, No.60, p.4-32. Illus.
||On the 21st of September 2001, a violent explosion occurred in a fertilizer plant in Toulouse, France, causing 21 deaths, hundreds of injuries and serious material damage. This special feature on the disaster consists of a collection of articles covering the following aspects: data on the disaster (details of the industrial site, the product involved, namely ammonium nitrate, damage caused); French and European regulations on nitrate and nitrogen-rich fertilizers; analysis and comments on the plant safety manuals; statements on industrial hazards by politicians; uses and hazards of ammonium nitrate, including short summaries of earlier disasters; changes resulting from this disaster.
||France; explosions; fertilizers; ammonium nitrate; disasters; plant safety organization; fertilizer industry; major hazards
||legal aspects; case study; handling and storage; responsibilities; explosion hazards; accident descriptions; industrial buildings
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Fire and explosions
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards