Where are all the high risk chemical plants in France?

October 1, 2019

The toxic chemical factory that caught fire last week - leading to clouds of thick black smoke and a terrible smell that seems to be making people ill - is just one of nearly 1,200 such places in France. The Lubizol plant in Rouen was classed as a Seveso site because of the nature of the chemicals - mainly additives for oils and lubricants - that it produces. There are 1,171 Seveso sites in France, and they are factories or manufacturing plants that have been identified as risky by authorities because of their "association with certain hazardous industrial activities". It's named after the town of Seveso in Italy, which was the site of a devastating industrial accident in 1976 which saw high levels of the toxic chemical dioxin released into the air. The disaster prompted a Europe-wide approach to identifying and classifying high-risk sites.

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