Chemical reaction

Brice, Andy
September 2007
ICIS Chemical Business;9/3/2007, Vol. 272 Issue 8, p26
Trade Publication
The article presents information on various disasters in chemical industries. On September 21, 2001, a 300-tonne stockpile of ammonium nitrate exploded at Atofina Chemical Inc.'s Grande Paroisse SA fertilizer plant, destroying the site and reducing buildings in the city center 3 km away to rubble. The Grande Paroisse incident had a major impact on the petrochemical sector, at great cost financially and to its reputation.


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