This morning, shortly before 5 a.m., a small deflagration followed by a fire took place within the Michelin factory in Bassens, in the suburbs of Bordeaux, announces the prefecture of Gironde. The incident occurred in the interior perimeter of the company's rubber eraser production unit, a site classified as Seveso high threshold.
"This fire did not cause any injuries among the operator's personnel (two people were however inconvenienced) and was quickly contained by the company's means," said the prefecture. The company “immediately launched its internal operating plan and the Sdis (Departmental Fire and Rescue Service) immediately dispatched significant resources to the site in support of those of the operator. "
The toxicity measurements "did not reveal the presence of solvents in the ambient air"
The fire “is said to be linked to a flaming leak in external pipes carrying solvent products. "At 9 am, he was off," the power cut by the operator having stopped the leak. "
The toxicity measurements carried out at the site's property limit “did not reveal the presence of solvents in the ambient air. "The situation" is under control, the consequences being limited to the perimeter of the establishment without embarrassment for the neighboring population. "
The production units have been shut down.
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