A big fire at Lubrizol
burned some 5,000t of varied compounds on 26 September 2019 within Rouen, France. Impressive dark smoke, soot falling down in Belgium too, iridescent films on the ground, people feeling sick, and so on.
Up to now, the government has only said "no danger", and the population, well, doesn't fully believe it. You know, the conspiracy theory.
On 01 October 2019, the préfecture published the list of the compounds that were stored
in the destroyed area:http://www.seine-maritime.gouv.fr/Actualites/Mise-a-jour-Incendie-au-sein-de-l-entreprise-Lubrizolhttp://www.seine-maritime.gouv.fr/content/download/36604/246855/file/inventaire%20magasin%20avec%20tonnages.pdf
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No analysis of the fumes nor the soot layer has yet been published.
On 02 October, some "expert" for safety commented that the fire could have produced formaldehyde and naphthalene, figure that.
I pick a few sub-names among the stored compounds
sulfide, sulfonate, thiophosphate, phosphite, phosphoro, thioic, thioate, thione, thiol, methacrylate
Most amount was just petroleum distillates (which burned under reducing conditions...) but the first sulphide and thioic names appear in the 100t category, wow.
My opinion is that the fire produced an extremely wide mix containing organo-phospor and organo-sulphur
compounds, of which many a very toxic even in tiny concentration. Already the "methacrylate polymer" must have released bad poisons in the fire. Plus the dioxins and other usual combustion poisons.
You opinion please?