Accident at Yara Tertre plant in Belgium
Jun 29, 2009
The explosion took place early Saturday morning. An assessment will be carried out into the possible consequences on the rest of the Tertre operation.
The plant has an annual production volume of 420,000 tonnes ammonia and 920,000 tonnes of finished fertilizer products.
The reason for the accident has not yet been established, but an investigation has been initiated, included the impact on the fertilizer production.
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