Media

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.

© The Florida Times-Union

 

0 Comments

Login

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.

Related News


BASF, Sinopec joint venture expansion comes onstream in China

  NANJING, CHINA: The first production facilities in the $1.4 billion expansion of BASF-YPC Company Limited have now begun operations. Along wit ...

Read more
AkzoNobel invests $20 million to increase surfactants capacity

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel has announced its plan to invest $20 million to increase capacity at its Surface Chemistry plants in Itupeva, ...

Read more
Mitsui Chemicals acquires stake in agro chemical firm in Brazil

TOKYO, JAPAN: Mitsui Chemicals Agro Inc has agreed to purchase shares of Agroinvest Kayatani SA Administracao, Empreendimentos e Participacoes (Kayata ...

Read more
Gevo awarded $5 million to develop cellulosic jet fuel

  ENGLEWOOD, US: Gevo Inc recently received a $5 million grant from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the development of biojet fuel f ...

Read more
Dow and Haier Group to open joint innovation lab in China

SHANGHAI, CHINA: Dow Chemical (China) Company Limited agreed with Haier Group to establish Haier-Dow global joint innovation laboratory. Located in Ha ...

Read more
Albemarle and Utrecht’s breakthrough for FCC catalysts

BATON ROUGE, US: Collaboration between catalyst researchers from Albemarle Corporation and Utrecht University, located in The Netherlands, has led t ...

Read more
Copyright © 2014. Kimberlite Softwares Pvt. Ltd., India. All rights reserved.
World of Chemicals.