TOULOUSE EXPLOSION

BY KEITH NUTHALL
A REVIEW of European safety laws designed to prevent industrial explosions - such as that which recently ripped through the Atofina fertiliser plant in Toulouse, France, killing 29 people - is to be launched by a specialist EU committee. European environment Commissioner Margot Wallstrom said that it would meet later this month to "discuss the implications for the revision of existing EU legislation."

The disaster will add fresh impetus to existing discussions on the possible amendment of the so-called SEVESO II directive, which ...


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