Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire Questions

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Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire

Seconds From Disaster - Tunnel Inferno:

  • What was the Cargo in the Refrigerator Lorry (Truck) ?Was it classified as Hazardous Material or Dangerous in any way ?
  • Experts Estimated that the Cargo in the Refrigerator Lorry was Equivalent to 30,000 Liters (almost 8,000 U.S. Gal) of what Hazardous Cargo ?
  • In the 34 years of the Tunnels operation leading up to this Fire, how many Fire Drills had the French/Italian Fire Brigades Conducted in the Tunnel ?
  • What Impact did these Past Fire Drills have on the Coordinated Response to the Fire in the Mont Blanc Tunnel on 24 March 1999 ?

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School: UIUC

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Mont Blanc Tunnel Fire
On March 1999, an accident on the Mont Blanc tunnel would result in over 38 dead.
An ordinary driver enters the tunnel from the French side with an ordinary load in his truck.
Only margarine and flour were stacked on it back, which are not materials that are known to
be hazardous or dangerous, though they are contained in large amounts. As he is driving
through the tunnel, he realizes that a fire begins on the back of his truck. He escapes his vehicle,
but the many vehicles that are stacked behind him are not as lucky. Once the fire starts, it is
aided in its rage by the materials on the truck. The margarine load, an oil-based substance, is
very flammable; the load is comparable to a cargo ...

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