Title: Lessons learned from major accidents involving fertilizers
Authors: GYENES ZSUZSANNA
Editors: WOOD Maureen
Publisher: Institution of Chemical Engineers
Publication Year: 2015
JRC N°: JRC96110
ISSN: 0260-9576
URI: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC96110
Type: Articles in periodicals and books
Abstract: This paper presents the result of the analysis of 25 major accidents involving fertilizers in the European Commission’s major accidents reporting system (the so-called eMARS) and other publically available sources, including also road traffic accidents. Ammonium nitrate (AN) has been involved in numerous accidents causing explosions, fires, and releasing toxic fumes, and it is know that even small scale storage of ammonium nitrate fertilizers (defined as low as 10 tonnes in some legislation) may place the population at high risk if proper safety measures and procedures are not fully in place.
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