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Document ID (ISN)103701
CIS number 04-682
ISSN - Serial title 1262-4055 - Préventique-Sécurité
Year 2001
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Seillan H., Repussard J., Cochet Y., Andurand R., Khéliff J., Cérézuelle D., Charbonneau S.
Title Toulouse - Special feature
Original title Toulouse - Les données de la catastrophe [in French]
Bibliographic information Nov.-Dec. 2001, No.60, p.4-32. Illus.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) France; explosions; fertilizers; ammonium nitrate; disasters; plant safety organization; fertilizer industry; major hazards
Descriptors (secondary) legal aspects; case study; handling and storage; responsibilities; explosion hazards; accident descriptions; industrial buildings
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Agricultural chemicals
Inorganic substances
Major hazards
Chemical industry