Facebook
Twitter
VimeoWatch
YoutubeWatch
Linkedin
Pinterest Follow
StumbleuponFind us
Scoop.itScoop it
Slide ShareFollow
FlickrView
Instagram Follow
TumblrFollow
BlogView
WoedpressView
Rss feedView
PaperliSubscribe
App.netSubscribe
ArrowWelcome to World Of Chemicals
Login Here  Hello Guest  

Europe

America


Explosion occurs at  IFF chemical plant in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, US: An explosion in a turpentine tank rocked the International Flavors & Fragrances (Iff) chemical plant on Lane Avenue Saturday morning, 18 August, 2012. The fire caused by the explosion was extinguished and no one was hurt or killed. The cause of the explosion is still under investigation.

Charles Drysdale, Chief of Operations, Jacksonville Fire Rescue Department informed that the explosion in the the 250,000 gallon turpentine tank occurred around 9 am. The explosion damaged the top of the tank, but didn’t harm other parts of the plant. About ten blocks of Lane Avenue were shut down into the afternoon while police and fire dealt with the situation. Other parts of the building were still operating Saturday morning, added Drysdale.

© The Florida Times-Union

 

comments

Please Login to Give comments

Your Comments (Up to 2000 characters):

Please respect our community and the integrity of its participants. WOC reserves the right to moderate and approve your comment.

News of Interest

COIM to expand polyester polyols capacity in Italy

OFFANENGO, ITALY: COIM spa, global polyurethane chemicals producer, will break ground to expand its European polyester polyols manufacturing capacity ...

Biosensors will protect water from toxins, finds new study

SAN DIEGO, US: Researchers at the University of California San Diego will develop a sophisticated new biosensor that can protect the water supplies fr ...

KBR awarded Agrium’s ammonia, urea plant contract in Texas, US

HOUSTON, US: Agrium has awarded KBR, a global engineering, construction and services company, two engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) cont ...

Praxair to acquire Messer in Italy

DANBURY, US: Praxair Inc has strengthened its position in Italy through the acquisition of Messer Italia SpA’s liquid carbon dioxide, oxygen, ni ...

ADM to construct soy protein production complex in Brazil

DECATUR, US: Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) plans to construct a soy protein production complex in Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil, rep ...

Foster Wheeler bags S-OIL refinery FEED contract in Ulsan, South Korea

ZUG, SWITZERLAND: Foster Wheeler AG’s subsidiaries of Global Engineering and Construction Group have been awarded contracts by S-OIL Corporation ...