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Investigators to start examining France's chemical plant site after fire

Last update: 08/10/2019
PARIS, Oct 8 -- French investigators on Tuesday will begin examining the site of the Lubrizol chemical plant fire in the port city of Rouen, 12 days after the plant went up in flames, Sputnik news agency cited media reports quoting Paris prosecutor’s office.

"The persistence of hot spots on the sites did not allow so far to make findings on the ground," France Info quoted the prosecutor’s office as saying.

The chemical plant, which is owned by US billionaire Warren Buffet, caught fire on the morning of Sept 26 and released a thick black smoke for over 24 hours. Some 5,253 tonnes of chemicals were reportedly burned, which caused great worry from the nearby, predominantly farming community.

Over 130 complaints were reportedly lodged against the chemical manufacturer mainly for "endangering the lives of others."


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