Loire Ammonia leak in an industrial area of ​​Saint-Paul-en-Jarez

Tuesday, at 8:30 p.m., the firefighters were called to intervene for an ammonia leak (gas + liquid) in a building of the BVF company, located in the Fraries industrial zone in Saint-Paul-en- Jarez.

A security perimeter had to be set up and the industrial bakery company evacuated. Around 10:30 p.m., the firefighters – around thirty in total, including a unit specializing in chemical risks from Saint-Étienne – (1) had not yet succeeded in stopping the leak from a tank containing 8 tonnes of ammonia. No injuries were to be deplored at the same time.

(1) The barracks of La Grand-Croix, Saint-Chamond, Saint-Etienne la Terrasse, Firminy, Andrézieux-Bouthéon.

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