Accident: Toulouse France

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Accident: Toulouse France Gender: N/A
Fertilizer plant
born on 21 September 2001 at 10:21 (= 10:21 AM )
Place Toulouse, France, 43n36, 1e26
Timezone MEDT h2e (is daylight saving time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 28°25' s_mo.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 21°41 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 28°24'


French chemical fertilizer plant explosion, considered to possibly be linked to terrorist activity. The Thursday morning blast killed 29 people. Authorities say the blast was sparked in a silo containing 300 tons of ammonium nitrate, a chemical that can be used in fertilizer or explosives.

AZF is the brand name under which Grande Paroisse, France's largest fertilizer manufacturer, sells its products. Grande Paroisse is owned by Atofina, the chemicals unit of TotalFinaElf ­ the world's fourth­biggest oil group.

Police said they were looking into a Frenchman of Tunisian origin, Hassan Jandoubi, 35, found dead at the scene, who was known to police for Islamic fundamentalist sympathies and was involved in altercations before the blast with workers displaying the American flag in sympathy with victims of the September 11 terror attacks. Jandoubi was hired to work at the AZF plant by a subcontractor only five days before the accident.

Source Notes

Jim Shawvan quotes Dr. Zip Dobyns, from a former student now living in France.


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