Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 11:42:56 -0400
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From: "Jeskie, Kimberly B." <jeskiekb**At_Symbol_Here**ORNL.GOV>
Subject: Re: Lab Fatality in French School
Comments: To: Debbie Decker

Just found this on In the Pipeline.

Explosion at the school of chemistry of Mulhouse: a suspect ethylene bottle (AFP, Saturday March 25, 2006, 13h36)
An ethylene bottle was discovered by the investigators at the central point of the explosion which made a death and blessée engraves Friday at the laboratory of the higher national School of chemistry (ENSC) of Mulhouse, indicated to Saturday the public prosecutor of Mulhouse.

Ethylene suspected after the explosion on the campus of Mulhouse (Reuters, Saturday March 25, 2006, 13h27)

MULHOUSE (Reuters) - a leakage on an ethylene bottle could be at the origin of the violent explosion which made a death and a casualty engraves Friday at the higher national School of chemistry of Mulhouse in Haut-Rhin, estimates the parquet floor of the city.

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And here's what CNN has to say.

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The following is  a news item posted on CBC NEWS ONLINE
WebPosted Fri Mar 24 08:07:35  2006

---A large explosion at a chemistry school in eastern France has  killed
one person and injured another, news services reported.

Fire  officials told the Associated Press that the blast, which ignited a
fire,  occurred on Friday in the city of Mulhouse, near the border with
Germany, on  the ground floor of the Superior National School of

Police  said they have evacuated the area surrounding the school, which
is part of a  campus near the city centre and 8,000 students are
enrolled  there.

Teachers were counting students at the scene to ensure there were  no
other casualties, according to France-Info radio.

According to a  report by TF1 television, a witness said it felt like  an

Copyright (C) 2006 CBC. All rights reserved.

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