Ten years after the explosion at the AZF plant in Toulouse, the memory is as painful as ever. The disaster, which caused a number of deaths as well as considerable damage, has left a deep and lasting mark on the people of Toulouse and the employees of Grande Paroisse and Total.

Grande Paroisse would like to express, once again, its profound sympathy and sincere compassion for the victims and their families. It also wishes to pay tribute to all those who showed their solidarity towards the city of Toulouse and its inhabitants.

Grande Paroisse, whose employees were among the first and hardest-hit victims, hopes that the causes of this terrible tragedy will finally be determined.

The Toulouse Criminal Court in its verdict on November 19, 2009 acquitted Grande Paroisse and Serge Biechlin.

The appeal will begin on this November 3rd, 2011.

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Our Action following the Disaster

  • Compensation

    Grande Paroisse went to great lengths to compensate injuries or property damages

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  • Solidarity

    Total mobilized to support the people and businesses affected.

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  • Site Rehabilitation

    Grande Paroisse rehabilitated the site at a cost of €100 million.

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  • Economic Support

    Businesses in the region were actively supported.

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  • Safety

    Since 2002, Total has strengthened its industrial risk prevention measures

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The AZF Trial

After more than five years of judicial investigation, the trial started on 23 February 2009.

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Questions & Answers

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