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  Ath (Municipality, Province of Hainaut, Belgium)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It was constituted in 1976 by the merging of the town of Ath and the 17 neighbouring former rural municipalities of Lanquesaint, Irchonwelz, Ormeignies, Bouvignies, Ostiches, Rebaix, Maffle, Arbre, Houtaing, Ligne, Mainvault, Moulbaix, Villers-Notre-Dame, Villers-Saint-Amand, Ghislenghien, Isières, Meslin-l'Evêque and Gibecq.
In the XIIIth century, the village of Lanquesaint belonged to the lord of Oudenaarde, whereas other important domains belonged to the Chapter of the Abbey of Cambrai and to the Count of Hainaut.
A picture showing the flag of Ath draping the coffin of a fireman killed during the Ghislenghien accident can be seen on the Ath fire brigade blog.
www.crwflags.com /fotw/flags/be-whtat.html   (2666 words)

  
 Belgian gas explosion: questions remain unanswered
Ghislenghien was only one of a number of sites still awaiting inspection.
None of this is satisfying the relatives of the victims, the residents of Ghislenghien, nor the workers involved in dealing with such disasters.
Residents of Ghislenghien have also launched a civil action to ensure they are involved in the investigation into the causes of the disaster.
www.wsws.org /articles/2004/sep2004/belg-s03.shtml   (1416 words)

  
 GAMES
Frameries - MFC Ghislenghien 5-3 Arenberg Enghien - NB Farciennes 5-0 Union Eghezée - Outsiders Jambes 5-7 Régent Gilly - MB Morlanwelz 3-4 Vaudignies - ROC Ohey 7-2 Namur 94 - Borussia Loyers 10-3 MFP.
Belgrade 5-0 ff 8/12 MSI Colfontaine - MFC Ghislenghien 5-0 ff Col.
Belgrade 9-6 MFC Ghislenghien - Col. Frameries 8-6 Outsiders Jambes - Union Eghezée 3-3 26/1 Col.
home.tiscali.be /cwitters/national/season00/00games3d.htm   (1157 words)

  
 vrtnieuws.net - Ghislenghien trial not before end 2007   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Fri 10/02/06 - The trial of those thought to be accountable for the 2004 disaster in Ghislenghien will not take place before the end of 2007.
All parties involved can request to consult the case files which will be held by the clerk of the court's office.
The gas explosion on an industrial estate in Ghislenghien (Hainaut) claimed 24 lives and injured 130.
www.vrtnieuws.net /nieuwsnet_master/versie2/english/details/060210_ghislenghien/index.shtml   (169 words)

  
 Expatica - Living in, moving to, or working in Belgium, plus News in English   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A year after 24 people were killed in a massive gas explosion at Ghislenghien, we talk with the police officer who spent 11 months in hospital recovering from serious burns injuries.
On Saturday 30 July 2005, victims and family will visit the site of the Ghislenghien gas explosion in Belgium to pay their respects to those who didn't survive.
He talked with the fire brigade chief, but got the impression that firefighters did not know the seriousness of the situation and were "not expecting this incredible explosion".
www.expatica.com /actual/article.asp?subchannel_id=48&story_id=22358   (921 words)

  
 SignOnSanDiego.com > News > World -- Belgian gas blast kills 15, destroys factories
GHISLENGHIEN, Belgium – A huge blast on a leaking gas pipeline in Belgium on Friday sent giant fireballs into the air and catapulted bodies hundreds of metres in the biggest industrial disaster in the country's recent history.
At least 15 people were killed and more than 100 injured when the explosion ripped through the underground pipeline in the industrial zone of Ghislenghien, near the town of Ath, 40 km (25 miles) southwest of Brussels.
The chain of explosions, described by one witness as a "mini-Hiroshima," destroyed two factories, leaving a large crater in their place.
www.signonsandiego.com /news/world/20040730-0846-belgium-explosion.html   (571 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Belgian Gas Explosion Kills 15
Officials said the death toll could rise because some of the injured were in extremely critical condition.
in an industrial area in the village of Ghislenghien, about 20 miles southeast of Brussels, the capital, and could be seen and heard for miles.
Emergency crews from across Belgium and from France, Luxembourg and Germany rushed to help, and a gray haze hung over the area as helicopters and about 50 ambulances carried the injured to hospitals.
www.washingtonpost.com /ac2/wp-dyn/A26960-2004Jul30?language=printer   (422 words)

  
 The Daily Star Web Edition Vol. 5 Num 65   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A huge blast on a leaking gas pipeline in Belgium yesterday sent giant fireballs in the air and catapulted bodies hundreds of metres in the biggest industrial disaster in the country's recent history.
At least 15 people were killed and more than 100 injured when the explosion ripped through the underground pipeline in the industrial zone of Ghislenghien, near the town of Ath, 40 km southwest of Brussels.
The chain of explosions, described by one witness as a "mini-Hiroshima," destroyed two factories, leaving a large crater between the plants.
www.thedailystar.net /2004/07/31/d40731011515.htm   (187 words)

  
 Huge gas blast kills 15 in Belgium | www.azstarnet.com ®
Officials feared the death toll could rise because some of the injured were in very critical condition.
in an industrial area of the village of Ghislenghien, about 20 miles southwest of Brussels, the capital, and could be seen and heard for miles.
Emergency crews from across Belgium and from France, Luxembourg and Germany rushed to help, and a gray haze hung over the rural area as helicopters and about 50 ambulances carried the injured to hospitals.
www.azstarnet.com /sn/printDS/32288   (313 words)

  
 Pipelines health and safety
On 30 July a gas pipeline near Ghislenghien in Belgium operated at a pressure of 70 bar ruptured following recent third party damage.
On the anniversary of the Ghislenghien disaster it is worth taking a serious look not only at the causes of such an incident but also at the steps that can be taken to avoid it.
In many ways Ghislenghien is atypical of third party damage incidents in the UK, which are often a result of roadside utilities work.
www.hse.gov.uk /pipelines/ukopa.htm   (1039 words)

  
 Ghislenghien: assistances aux victimes
A cet effet, une cellule « Victimes Ghislenghien » spécifique a été mise en place le 24 août 2004 dernier à l’initiative de la Ministre de la Justice, Madame Laurette Onkelinx.
A l´écoute permanente des demandes des victimes, la cellule « Victimes Ghislenghien » centralise notamment les informations concernant les services d´aide aux victimes et les differentes ASBL et Fondation créées dans le cadre de la catastrophe.
Les auditions des 188 personnes, parties civiles de Ghislenghien ont été effectuées.
www.just.fgov.be /ghislenghien/fr/index.html   (3814 words)

  
 Messe de partage à Ghislenghien   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Vous êtes ici : / Messe de partage à Ghislenghien
Une messe de partage sera organisée à 18h à la paroisse de Ghislenghien.
Pour plus de renseignements, contactez la paroisse de Ghislenghien au 068/28.12.05 (de 10h30 à12h).
www.ath.be /default.asp?V_DOC_ID=2967   (94 words)

  
 Ghislenghien: assistances aux victimes
Het personeel van Fluxys heeft besloten om de cadeau cheques die hen toekomen voor het einde van het jaar 2004 te schenken aan de kinderen die hun vader hebben verloren tijdens de gasramp.
De verantwoordelijken van de Stichting Gellingen en van de VZW “Solidarité Ghislenghien” hebben hun tussenkomsten uitgelegd.
Men heeft de aanwezigen gevraagd om in gedachten bij de personen te zijn die zijn heengegaan en hier vertegenwoordigd zijn door hun familie, alsook bij diegenen die nog steeds in de lichamelijke onmogelijkheid verkeren om aan de vergadering deel te nemen omwille van hun ernstige verwondingen.
www.just.fgov.be /ghislenghien/nl   (3935 words)

  
 Belgium in shock after gas blast - World - www.smh.com.au
As flags flew at half-mast throughout the kingdom, King Albert went personally to the scene, meeting local authorities in Ath and consoling grieving relatives.
He was later visiting the accident site at nearby Ghislenghien, and thereafter a hospital, as well as the local fire station, five of whose crew died in the blaze.
The health ministry said that a gas leak had been detected at 8:30am (1630 AEST) on the Ghislenghien estate, home to about 30 businesses, near a motorway passing through Ath.
www.smh.com.au /articles/2004/07/31/1091080492803.html?from=moreStories   (618 words)

  
 DH Net - Ghislenghien - ''Que leur mort ne soit pas inutile''   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Tous les politiques présents à Ghislenghien se sont engagés à concrétiser la réforme d'ici à 6 mois
GHISLENGHIEN Deux ans déjà que l'une des plus graves catastrophes industrielles a secoué le pays.
De nombreux représentants politiques avaient fait le déplacement à Ghislenghien dans un premier temps et à Ath ensuite pour assister à un congrès organisé par la Fédération royale des corps de sapeurs-pompiers de Belgique.
www.dhnet.be /dhinfos/article.phtml?id=153165   (556 words)

  
 An Analysis of the Gas Pipeline Explosion at Ghislenghien, Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
An Analysis of the Gas Pipeline Explosion at Ghislenghien, Belgium
On July 30, 2004 the rupture of a major underground high-pressure natural gas pipeline in Ghislenghien, Belgium resulted in 24 deaths and over 120 injuries.
According to local media, a gas leak was reported to fire-fighters at about 08:30, local time, and the explosion occurred around 09:00.
aiche.confex.com /aiche/s06/techprogram/P40438.HTM   (380 words)

  
 Belgium mourns gas blast victims - Breaking News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Belgian government offices were flying their flags at half-staff as the country mourned a day after a spectacular explosion of a gas line killed at least 15 people and injured 120.
Authorities said there were another three people missing, including one police officer at the site where the explosion occurred early Friday morning, in an industrial area just outside the village of Ghislenghien, about 30km south-east of Brussels.
"The Hell - Ghislenghien," headlined daily Het Volk, while Le Soir and Le Libre both had full front page pictures of the fireball, which burned for hours, with the simple headline "Ghislenghien, 08:55" - evoking the time of the blast.
www.theage.com.au - !http: //www.theage.com.au/articles/2004/07/31/1091080486862.html   (601 words)

  
 CNN.com - Deadly gas explosion rocks Belgium - Jul 30, 2004
Firefighters and police responding to the leak were among the dead, officials said.
The explosion in the industrial area of Ghislenghien, about 30 kilometers (20 miles) southeast of Brussels, happened after construction workers pierced the underground line, The Associated Press quoted acting provincial governor Guy Petit as telling Belgian media.
Local officials initially said 15 people were killed, as did Belgian news media, and the Belgian Health Ministry originally reported 14 dead.
edition.cnn.com /2004/WORLD/europe/07/30/belgium.gas.blast/index.html   (576 words)

  
 DH Net - Ghislenghien: dalle de béton non posée   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Ghislenghien: le dossier judiciaire montre que les architectes l'avaient pourtant demandée à Fluxys
ATH De nouvelles informations concernant le drame de Ghislenghien nous arrivent.
Le déménagement de l'usine de Diamant Boart de Bruxelles à Ghislenghien a nécessité la construction à la hâte d'un nouveau site.
www.dhnet.be /dhinfos/article.phtml?id=149269   (431 words)

  
 Deadly natural gas blast in Belgium - World News - MSNBC.com
These and other buildings in the Belgian town of Ghislenghien were leveled Friday by a natural gas line explosion.
The explosion in the industrial area of Ghislenghien, 20 miles southeast of Brussels, the capital, happened after construction workers pierced an underground gas distribution line, acting provincial Gov. Guy Petit said.
The early morning blast was seen and felt several miles away, shaking the ground like an earthquake.
www.msnbc.msn.com /id/5558742   (737 words)

  
 Invest.belgium.be | News Room
US supplier of medical products Baxter will invest 85 million euro in its plant in Lessines in the coming 4 years.
Gefco, a vehicle preparation and reconditioning specialist, will invest 5 million euro in its site in Ghislenghien.
The investment will double the capacity of Gefco in Ghislenghien.
www.invest.belgium.be /factsandfigures/newsroom   (286 words)

  
 Kennislink - Gasexplosie nabij Ghislenghien gemeten
De explosie bij Ghislenghien in België op 30 juli 2004 omstreeks 8:55 is in Nederland waargenomen.
Het infrageluid van deze explosie is gemeten door arrays van microbarometers te De Bilt (DBN) en op vliegbasis Deelen (DIA).
Kennislink wordt in opdracht van het ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap uitgevoerd door Stichting Nationaal Centrum voor Wetenschap en Technologie.
www.kennislink.nl /web/show?id=115794   (416 words)

  
 Ghislenghien 30 juillet 2006: 2 ans après
Une première manifestation sur le site de Ghislenghien a réuni de nombreuses personalités qui ont rendu hommage aux victimes de la catastrophe de 2004 en présence des parents et amis de ces victimes.
La catastrophe de Ghislenghien avait, deux années auparavent, sensibilisé le monde politique sur la nécessité de hâter la réforme des services incendie qui se maintenait dans un état latent.
Un des volets pratiques qui pourrait mettre en évidence la volonté des autorités de tenir compte des conséquences dramatiques de Ghislenghien.
www.previ.be /page.cfm?page=330   (789 words)

  
 Explosion destroys gasworks in Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It occurred in the industrial part of Ghislenghien, about 30 kilometres southeast of the Belgian capital.
Early reports suggested as many as 15 might have died in the blast, but officials could only confirm 10 deaths.
Two nearby factories caught fire and were gutted in the blaze.
www.cbc.ca /world/story/2004/07/30/blast_belgium040730.html   (1053 words)

  
 SR.com: Gas pipeline explosion kills 15 in Belgium
SR.com: Gas pipeline explosion kills 15 in Belgium
A firefighter hoses down a large crater made after a gas pipeline exploded Friday in the industrial zone of Ghislenghien, some 20 miles southeast of Brussels.
ATH, Belgium – A natural gas pipeline apparently pierced by construction workers exploded Friday in a huge pillar of flames that killed as many as 15 people and injured more than 100, crushing buildings, scorching cars and burning farm fields for hundreds of yards.
www.spokesmanreview.com /tools/story_pf.asp?ID=18496   (578 words)

  
 Online Truckers.co.uk :: Nieuwe vestiging van Gefco in Ghislenghien   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Fuel duty rises: breach of faith says FTA (0)
Posted by: Jennifer on Friday, December 09, 2005 - 02:52 PM Gefco Benelux heeft binnenkort een nieuw atelier voor de ombouw van voertuigen in Ghislenghien.
Het zal het huidige gebouw vervangen en een oppervlakte van 6.000 m2 hebben.
www.onlinetruckers.co.uk /index.php?name=News&file=article&sid=3940&theme=Printer   (285 words)

  
 ¤ Conform-Mystik & Sub-Versive ¤: GHISLENGHIEN GAS BLAST
¤ Conform-Mystik & Sub-Versive ¤: GHISLENGHIEN GAS BLAST
"GHISLENGHIEN" - henceforth known as the site of one of the greatest industrial accidents in Belgium.
Apparently a gas leak erupted into gigantic explosions and massive destruction, killing 14 and wounding over 200, earlier today.
www.wacondah.com /2004/07/ghislenghien-gas-blast.html   (219 words)

  
 Planet Ark : CHRONOLOGY - Industrial Accidents in Western Europe
ICL Plastics and Stockline Plastics were in charge of the factory.
July 30, 2004 - BELGIUM - At least 15 people are killed and more than 100 injured when an explosion rips through the underground pipeline in the industrial zone of Ghislenghien, 40 km (25 miles) southwest of Brussels.
Dec 11, 2005 - UK - Huge fire breaks out after a wave of explosions rips through a fuel depot at Hemel Hempstead north of London.
www.planetark.org /dailynewsstory.cfm/newsid/33999/story.htm   (560 words)

  
 ECOLO - Groupe local de Ath
Déchets dangereux sous l'A8 Les déchets dangereux issus de la Floridienne et stockés depuis de nombreuses années sous l'autoroute A8 à Ghislenghien et à proximité d'une nappe aquifère de grande valeur, n'ont fait l'objet d'aucune surveillance, malgré les promesses formulées, notamment en 1998.
Sous l'impulsion de la presse locale et d'ECOLO, la question est en train d'évoluer.
Le 30 janvier 2006, le Courrier de l'Escaut publie un reportage et constate que les déchets stockés sous l'A8 à Ghislenghien sont laissés quasi sans surveillance alors q'un arrêté du Gouvernement wallon prévoit quatre campagnes de prélèvement et d'analyse par an.
www.ath.ecolo.be /index.php?sct=4&id=1018.oswm.php   (175 words)

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