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Firefighters avert toxic explosion
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Firefighters avert toxic explosion

02.05.2013 From our online archive
Firefighters avoided a potential disaster on Wednesday night when they cooled pressurised containers which were on the brink of exploding.

Firefighters avoided a potential disaster on Wednesday night when they cooled pressurised containers which were on the brink of exploding.

The call came from a warehouse on an industrial estate in Rodange at around 9.30pm where a potential leak of toxic materials was reported.

Pétange and Rodange firefighters secured the area and then cooled the containers using carbon foam before moving the contents to a new container.

The process took two hours in total to complete. No-one was injured.