Explosion occurs at IFF chemical plant in Jacksonville

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Explosion occurs at IFF chemical plant in Jacksonville

5:06 AM, 21st August 2012
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.

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