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Rupture of a crude oil storage tank

This safety alert is drawn up to spread the lessons learnt from the major oil release of October 25th, 2005 in an oil storage terminal. The oil storage terminal belongs to a large oil company and is an upper tier Seveso establishment. This alert is based on the investigation of the company, for which several external experts were consulted, and the investigation of the Belgian authorities. After the accident history recommendations are formulated to prevent similar accidents in the future.

View the safety alert [PDF 291kb]