22 January 2013 15:09 [Source: ICIS news]
LONDON (ICIS)--A leak of odorous mercaptan gas from a Lubrizol lubricants additives plant at ?xml:namespace>
The gas began escaping on Monday (21 January), prompting many people to call emergency services over the night and on Tuesday morning, US-based Lubrizol said in a brief statement.
Media reported that winds carried foul-smelling gas clouds to
However, Florence Gouache, director at France's p
Lubrizol, in its statement, also said that mercaptan posed no health threat. The company urged concerned residents not to call emergency services. The company did not comment on the cause of the incident or on the status of its production at Rouen.
Media officials at Lubrizol's US headquarters did not immediately respond to a request for additonal comment.Meanwhile,
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