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1984

Experimentation gains ground

The experimentation component of Cedre's activity began to gain momentum: deflection boom deployment trials in strong currents, flexible storage tank trials, trials involving different skimmers and recovery barges, series of trials using pumps with high viscosity products, waste stabilisation tests using quicklime and fly ash. Several groundings of trawlers, unexplained mortality of over 10,000 sea birds and the sinking in Belgian waters of the cargo ship Mont Louis, transporting 450 tonnes of uranium hexafluorure, called for Cedre's technical advisory services on the chemical and packaging aspects.