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Document ID (ISN)106979
CIS number 07-885
ISSN - Serial title 0014-6269 - Face au risque
Year 2006
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Jousserand S.
Title Accidental pollution in the paper industry
Original title Les pollutions accidentelles dans l'industrie papetière [in French]
Bibliographic information Dec. 2006, No.428, p.21-24. Illus.
Abstract On average, one in three accidents in the paper and board industry results in the environmental release of toxic or polluting liquids which reach surface waters or the water table. As an example, decontamination work was necessary following the emission of dioxins and furans caused by a transformer fire in a paper plant. Among the 287 accidents occurring in this sector and listed in the ARIA database, 83 resulted in the environmental release of dangerous substances in water, 29 in air and 9 in soil. This article summarizes the main types of accident and their consequences, provides examples of accident descriptions from the database and underscores the importance of containment systems.
Descriptors (primary) dangerous substances; France; pulp and paper industry; environmental pollution; toxic substances
Descriptors (secondary) fire hazards; accident descriptions; water pollution; atmospheric pollution; containment of spills
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Paper-making and printing
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Environmental pollution
Paper and paper products industry