Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre

Title: Industrial Accident in Rouen, France (2019-09-26)


Activation time (UTC): 2019-09-26 09:41:00 Event time (UTC): 2019-09-26 00:40:00 Event type: Industrial accident (Fire)

Activation reason:
During the night of 25.09.2019, a huge fire broke out in a chemical plant of the Lubrizol company that has been producing additives for lubricants since 1954, in Rouen, Normandy, 135 km from Paris. The causes are not known but the flames, along with the smoke, are visible from miles away. A perimeter of 500 meters around the site has been evacuated and over 130 firefighters activated.

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European Commission, Joint Research Centre (2019):  Industrial Accident in Rouen, France (2019-09-26). European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID:
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Issue date 2019-09-26
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Language English
Data theme(s) Regions and cities; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 72 GEOGRAPHY
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49.8669901879° N, 2.05468857493° E, 49.4068793559° S, 1.01926050049° W

Coordinate Reference System ETRS89 / LAEA Europe

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