Sector Industry, pipelines and networks

Emission Formaldehyde, 10-22 August 2016 Dordrecht


The Dutch Safety Board launched an investigation into formaldehyde emissions that took place at DuPont in Dordrecht (the Netherlands) between 10 and 12 August 2016. The investigation will focus on the immediate cause of the emissions and on any underlying causes, and will identify the lessons to be learnt for industry at large.

Due to the extent of the emissions, this incident comes within the scope of the Dutch Safety Board's mandatory investigation remit. Hence, it is not linked to earlier reports on employees' and residents' exposure to harmful substances.


  • Start date 4 okt. 2016
  • End date
  • Type investigationShort
  • Status investigationOpen



This investigation is ongoing.

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