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Inclusion of chemical risks

In 1985, a new Director, the third, arrived at Cedre, with instructions to continue in the footsteps of the line of action engaged by her predecessors, while emphasising research in the field of resources for responding to spills of hazardous substances. On 12th May, the loss of part of the cargo of the container ship Anny Danielsen, in particular including 78 drums of toluene and xylene, confirmed this choice of direction. Cedre was called on-site for an initial risk assessment. This by no means reduced the need for oil-related expertise: a pipe rupture at a pumping station on land and the grounding of another trawler clearly conveyed this message.