'BARC fire due to accidental mixing of chemicals'

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'BARC fire due to accidental mixing of chemicals'
New Delhi, Mar 3: In the latest update on the BARC, Lok Sabha on Wednesday, Mar 3 was told that the fire was caused low intensity explosive energy released from accidental mixing of small quantities of reactive chemicals.

"Reason for the fire accident as indicated by the report of Investigation Committee set up by BARC is low intensity explosive energy released from accidental mixing of small quantities of reactive chemicals stored in the Chemical Laboratory," Minister of State in PMO Prithviraj Chavan said in a written reply.

He added that the committee has made several suggestions to avert similar incidents in the future.

On Dec 29, fire broke out in a chemical lab at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), which led to the death of two PhD students.

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