Explosion at Almelo plant

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An explosion occurred at the Enrichment Technology Company in the town of Almelo on Wednesday.

24 July 2008

THE NETHERLANDS - There was an explosion at the Enrichment Technology Company, ETC, in the town of Almelo on Wednesday.

ETC, which is owned on a joint venture basis by Urenco and Aveva, is a world leader in centrifuge technology. It provides gas centrifuge systems to the nearby Urenco plant.

None of the 25 employees who were at ETC at the time of the explosion were injured.

Two fire-fighters suffered minor injuries.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

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