Video: Dutch news roundup, 7 January 2010

Video: Dutch news roundup, 7 January 2010

7th January 2011, Comments 0 comments

We see the good and bad sides of New Year's in the Netherlands. A massive fire near Rotterdam stokes fears that hazardous chemicals have been released into the air. A store in Amsterdam offers free clothing to people willing to show up in their underwear. The Mexican Flu is back and it has already claimed two Dutch victims.

New Year's troubles
New Year's celebrations are a time to reflect on the year gone by and look forward to the year to come. But unfortunately, more and more people seem to think it's also a time to misbehave. The number of incidents of disrespectful behavior and violence during end-of-the-year celebrations is on the rise.

Fire in Moerdijk
This week, a massive fire broke out at a chemical plant in Moerdijk, a municipality near the city of Rotterdam. It took firefighters almost 12 hours to bring the blaze under control. Fears that toxic chemicals may have been released into the air led officials to advise local residents to stay indoors with their doors and windows shut. There have been conflicting reports about whether any hazardous materials were released as a result of the fire.

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New Year's celebrations are a time to reflect on the year gone by and look forward to the year to come. But unfortunately, more and more people seem to think it's also a time to misbehave. The number of incidents of disrespectful behavior and violence during end-of-the-year celebrations is on the rise.

Fire in Moerdijk
This week, a massive fire broke out at a chemical plant in Moerdijk, a municipality near the city of Rotterdam. It took firefighters almost 12 hours to bring the blaze under control. Fears that toxic chemicals may have been released into the air led officials to advise local residents to stay indoors with their doors and windows shut. There have been conflicting reports about whether any hazardous materials were released as a result of the fire.

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