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Phenol Fire Closes Channel Tunnel
2:16 PM MDT | September 12, 2008 | Alex Scott
About 300 firefighters from France and the U.K. this morning extinguished a chemical truck fire that had been burning for 16 hours deep inside the 31-mile Channel Tunnel. The undersea tunnel connects Calais, France with Folkestone, U.K. The fire occurred at a point seven miles from Calais. A truck full of phenol is understood to have been the source of the fire. The truck, which was on a freight train bound for the U.K., overturned and caught fire, France’s interior ministry says. At CW’s press time, the shipper and producer of the phenol had...
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