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April 14, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
As many as 15,000 people were being evacuated from their homes in northern France on Friday because of fears that a stockpile of World War I munitions could explode or leak toxic chemicals, including mustard gas. Police and more than 700 firefighters went knocking on doors within a two-mile radius of the open-air munitions dump in Vimy, a town of 4,500 people about 90 miles north of Paris and the site of a ferocious Canadian assault on German trenches at Easter 1917.
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April 14, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
As many as 15,000 people were being evacuated from their homes in northern France on Friday because of fears that a stockpile of World War I munitions could explode or leak toxic chemicals, including mustard gas. Police and more than 700 firefighters went knocking on doors within a two-mile radius of the open-air munitions dump in Vimy, a town of 4,500 people about 90 miles north of Paris and the site of a ferocious Canadian assault on German trenches at Easter 1917.
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August 28, 1985 | From Reuters
A cloud of toxic chlorine gas caused by a leak at a water treatment plant evaporated Tuesday after hovering for nearly three hours over the countryside of western France, police said. Two employees were hurt, one seriously, when an estimated 1.3 million cubic feet of the gas billowed from the plant at Treauray near this Brittany town. The area was sealed off and people were evacuated.
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August 28, 1985 | From Reuters
A cloud of toxic chlorine gas caused by a leak at a water treatment plant evaporated Tuesday after hovering for nearly three hours over the countryside of western France, police said. Two employees were hurt, one seriously, when an estimated 1.3 million cubic feet of the gas billowed from the plant at Treauray near this Brittany town. The area was sealed off and people were evacuated.
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August 7, 2003 | Sebastian Rotella, Times Staff Writer
Summer vacation felt more like an inferno than an idyll in Europe on Wednesday as a killer heat wave stoked wildfires across the south and brought record-high temperatures as far north as Britain. At least 28 deaths have been blamed on punishing heat that descended on the region last week as millions of Europeans started their traditional August-long holidays. The worst-hit country is Portugal, where brush fires have struck 15 of the nation's 18 districts.
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