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What officially happened during the explosion of the AZF factory?


INFOGRAPHIC - During the apocalyptic explosion of this site, spread over more than 70 hectares and classified Seveso, 31 people will be killed and nearly 20,000 injured.

The AZF factory in Toulouse, a Seveso classified site, notably manufactured mining explosives and nitrogen fertilizers for agriculture.

Hence its name: Nitrogen Fertilizer.

The chemical site extended over 70 hectares, which formed a sort of rectangle.

On the east side, the Garonne, and the Société Nationale des Poudres et Explosifs, in the southwest, a psychiatric hospital and slightly to the north the Toulouse ring road.

On September 21, 2001, 360 people worked on the site.

Two days earlier, a subcontractor allegedly discovered a broken bag in hangar 335 and loaded its contents, ie 500 kg of nitrates, into a dumpster.

But he would have boarded the passage of residues of chlorine product spread on the ground.

This is the hypothesis adopted

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Source: lefigaro

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