Latest Chemical plant explosions News

France: Explosion at gunpowder chemical plant injures 8

Aug. 03, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — An explosion Wednesday at a French plant that produces a component of gunpowder injured eight people, one of them seriously, local officials in southwest France said. The plant located in the town of Bergerac specializes in making nitrocellulose, a highly flammable...

5 feared dead after chemical plant explosion in Slovenia

May. 12, 2022 15:03 PM EDT

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — An explosion and fire at a chemical plant in southeast Slovenia has left five people missing and feared dead, officials said Thursday. Emergency officials said another two people were hospitalized in critical condition with severe burns after the blast,...