Report: Propane depot's layout made explosion more severe

08/9/2010 | CTV.ca (Canada)

An explosion at Toronto's Sunrise Propane plant in 2008 was made far worse by the physical layout of the facility, according to fire officials. Once a major leak began, the plant's fences, buildings and other components caused "congestion" and created "turbulence" in the cloud of propane vapor, officials said. "The turbulence in the vapor cloud caused a unique reaction to increase the severity of the explosion," said the city's fire-investigation chief.

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