Deadly explosion at Quebec Plant

Deadly explosion at Quebec Plant

Postby French Castanut » Nov 8th, 2012, 6:56 pm

Two people were killed as an explosion loud enough to be heard for kilometres ripped through an industrial plant Thursday, triggering a fire that produced a thick, dark cloud of toxic smoke.

The incident occurred in Quebec's Eastern Townships at the Sherbrooke facility belonging to Neptune Technologies & Bioressources, which produces health products such as Omega-3 derived from marine life.

Beyond the explosion, I was concerned that a food plant would 1. explode, 2.produce a toxic cloud, and we would ingest these pills?

Source: http://www.castanet.net/news/Canada/830 ... ebec-plant

After a quick search, it looks that this plant was producing acetone, and not food, a very flammable product.

Source: http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2012/1 ... ses-graves

My condoleances are going to the families and my best wishes to the 17 injured.




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