|Document ID (ISN)||106979|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0014-6269 - Face au risque
|Convention or series no.
||Accidental pollution in the paper industry
||Les pollutions accidentelles dans l'industrie papetière [in French]|
||Dec. 2006, No.428, p.21-24. Illus.
||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.
||dangerous substances; France; pulp and paper industry; environmental pollution; toxic substances
||fire hazards; accident descriptions; water pollution; atmospheric pollution; containment of spills
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||France|
||Paper-making and printing
|Broad subject area(s)
||Fires, explosions and major hazards
Paper and paper products industry