INFO-HOTLINE 0721 133-3333 (only available in case of emergency)

INFO-HOTLINE 0721 133-3333 (only available in case of emergency)

ABOUT ACCIDENTS IN KARLSRUHE

There are three industries which deal with hazardous, chemical substances along the Rhine River in Karlsruhe. Therefore, in the case of a real accident, it is very important that you understand what to do.

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Zeichnung von Käfer und Dinosaurier

HOW WILL I BE WARNED?

THE FOLLOWING SIREN ALARMS WILL SOUND:

  • Sirenensymbol: Warnung

    Warning signal

    One-minute warning signal with wailing sound

    Listen here:

  • Sirenensymbol: Entwarnung

    All-clear signal

    One-minute warning signal with a constant tone

  • During a drill, the alarms are sounded in reverse order.
    The warning signal with a constant tone sounds first, followed by the warning signal with a wailing sound.

WHAT SHOULD I DO IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT?

  • Symbol: Mensch im Gebäude

    Seek shelter in a closed building. Don’t try fleeing by foot or by car. If possible, seek shelter upstairs or on a top floor; dangerous gases are usually heavier than air.

  • Symbol: Menschen im Gebäude

    Warn those directly around you and advise them to stay inside. Passersby should be taken in until the emergency has been called off.

  • Symbol: Fenster und Türen schließen

    Close all windows and doors.
    The same applies if you are in a car.

  • Symbol: Klimaanlage und Lüftung ausschalten

    Turn off the air conditioning and ventilation system.
    The same applies if you are in a car.

  • Symbol: Radiogerät anschalten

    Turn on a local radio or television station. Follow the news and all emergency announcements. Don’t try to handle or assess the situation on your own; wait for the public authorities’ instructions as they are broadcasted over local radio and television stations.

  • Symbol: Notruf nicht blockieren

    Keep the telephone line open for emergency calls. The emergency lines from the fire department (112), police department (110) and the rescue directing center (192222) are not information centers. If you are seeking information, contact the City Council Information Hotline at 0721 1333333.

  • Symbol: Medizinischer Notruf

    BIf you are experiencing health related problems,
    contact a doctor or the emergency service.

HOW DO KARL AND KEVIN REACT IN THE CASE OF AN ACCIDENT?

ABOUT THE INDUSTRIES

There are some industrial companies along the Rhine River in the western part of Karlsruhe which deal with large amounts of hazardous liquids and gases. Their buildings and operating systems are strictly and legally regulated to protect the city’s inhabitants. Below you will find a short description of these chemical industries.

EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg, The Rhein Harbor’s Steam Power Plant

EnBW Firmengelände
EnBW in Karlsruhe

What do we do?

The EnBW Energie Baden-Württemberg AG operates a steam power plant on the Rhein’s harbor in Karulsruhe (RDK). It is located directly in the area of the Rhein River where the Daxlanden borough is found. Here, the company produces electricity and district heating for the city. You will also find two coal-fired power stations, a gas power plant, and a steam power plant in operation.

Depending on how much heat is needed, up to 220 MW (Megawatt = 1.000.000 Watt) can be used to supply the city of Karlsruhe with district heating. The district heating is made of eco-friendly combined heat and power. Coal, natural gas and heating oil are all used as fuel. Ammonia is also used as a consumable material and is stored on the power plant’s site.

In the table of hazardous substances, you can learn how to identify the different substances and the possible effects they could have on you and the environment.

For more Information about the EnBW Energie Baden-Würrttemberg AG visit www.enbw.com.

EnBW-Energie Baden-Württemberg AG Rheinhafen-Dampfkraftwerk
Fettweisstraße 60
76189 Karlsruhe

Contact:
Telephone: 0721-18053-0
E-Mail: kontakt@enbw.com

Oil Refinery Oberrhein

Rohrleitungssystem der Firma MiRO
The MiRO in Karsruhe

What do we do?

The Oil Refinery Oberrhein (MiRO) is Germany’s largest fuel refinery, covering an area of 458 hectares between the Rhine River and Karlsruhe-Knielingen. It functions to refine crude oil into valuable petroleum products such as petrol, diesel, liquid gas and heating oil. Thanks to the size of its tank farm, MiRO is able to balance out consumption fluctuations and, thus, ensure a reliable supply of fuel for the city.

MiRO, however, not only provides the inhabitants of Karlsruhe with mobility and a warm home; they supply the basic resources needed to produce a number of products used in our everyday lives, including (but not limted to) CDs, sportswear, beauty products and pharmaceutical products.

With more than 1000 employees, the MIRO oil refinery is an important employer and taxpayer for the city of Karlsruhe and its citizens. MiRO is also a major client for many suppliers and service providers throughout Karlsruhe.

To learn how to identify the kinds of fuels stored and processed at MiRO, as well as the possible effects they could have on you and the environment, please refer to the table of hazardous substances.

For more Information about the Oil Refinery Oberrhein visit www.miro-ka.de.

Mineraloelraffinerie Oberrhein GmbH & Co. KG
Nördliche Raffineriestraße 1
76187 Karlsruhe

Contact:
Telephone: 0721 958-01
E-Mail: info@miro-ka.de

Oiltanking

Behälter der Oiltanking GmbH
Oiltanking in Karlsruhe

What do we do?

Oiltanking Deutschland is a subsidiary company of Oiltanking GmbH in Hamburg. With 17 locations within the Federal Republic of Germany, Oiltanking holds more the 2.2 million cubic meters of oil within its tanks. Oiltanking provides the mineral oil economy with the tank space and facilities it needs to function properly while allowing customers to remain the owner of the mineral oil.

The products stored in the tank farm serve to sustain private and commercial consumption. They also provide part of the emergency oil supply needed in case of a crisis in Germany.

The tank farm in Karlsruhe is located directly in the area of the Rhein River where the Daxlanden borough is found. Oiltanking stores gasoline and gasoline components, heating oil, diesel fuel and additives which are transferred via shore tanks and various forms of transportation.

In the table of hazardous substances, you can learn how to identify the substances stored at Oiltanking and find out the possible effects they could have on you and the environment.

For more Information about Oiltanking Deutschland visit the website www.oiltanking.com.

Oiltanking Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG Tanklager Karlsruhe
Fettweisstraße 28-32
76189 Karlsruhe

Contact:
Telephone: 0721 95001-0
E-Mail: commerce.germany@ oiltanking.com

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES OF RELEVANCE

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

AMMONIA

IDENTIFYING PROPERTIES

Pungent smell

DANGEROUS PROPERTIES

toxic, dangerous for the environment

EFFECTS ON OUR BODY
AND ENVIRONMENT

If inhaled: a sore throat, cough, and/or shortness of breath. A pulmonary oedema can only be determined after several hours. In case of contact with skin: rashes, severe burns and/or pain. In case of contact with eyes: strong irritation, a corrosive effect, rashes, pain and/or a significant reduction of visual acuity.
Ammonia is highly toxic for bodies of water.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

MINERAL OIL AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS Gasoline, gasoline components, gasoil (diesel fuel, heating oil EL) stored/processed at EnBW, MiRO and Oiltanking

Crude Oil, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), flammable gases stored/processed at EnBW, MiRO

IDENTIFYING PROPERTIES

Common stench of gasoline and oil

DANGEROUS PROPERTIES

Harmful to health, dangerous for the environment, highly flammable, potential carcinogenic

EFFECTS ON OUR BODY
AND ENVIRONMENT

Skin irritation. Cause of serious health problems if it comes in contact with skin, is swallowed or inhaled for too long. Causes lung damage if ingested. Fumes can cause tiredness and dizziness. Toxic for bodies of water, leaving them possibly contaminated on a long-term basis. If released into the atmosphere, it creates a flammable gas cloud. The soot causes fire. Potential carcinogenic. Can lead to inherited health problems. May harm a child still in the womb.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

HYDROFLUORIC ACID

stored/processed at MiRO

IDENTIFYING PROPERTIES

Acrid and pungent smell

DANGEROUS PROPERTIES

Corrosive, highly toxic

EFFECTS ON OUR BODY
AND ENVIRONMENT

Highly toxic when inhaled, swallowed and/or when it comes in contact with skin. Causes serious burns. If released into the atmosphere, it creates a steam cloud, similar to fog.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

HYDROGEN SULPHIDE

stored/ processed at MiRO

IDENTIFYING PROPERTIES

Smell of “rotton eggs“

DANGEROUS PROPERTIES

Highly flammable, highly toxic, dangerous for the environment

EFFECTS ON OUR BODY
AND ENVIRONMENT

Highly toxic when inhaled and for bodies of water. If released into the atmosphere, it creates a flammable gas cloud.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE

CHROMIC ACID

Stored/processed at Hartchrom GmbH

IDENTIFYING PROPERTIES

Odourless, can cause irritation to the throat

DANGEROUS PROPERTIES

Highly toxic, corrosive and dangerous for the environment

EFFECTS ON OUR BODY
AND ENVIRONMENT

Causes burning of skin and mucous membranes. If released into the environment, it creates a steam cloud similar to fog. It is severely hazardous to bodies of water.

HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE IDENTIFYING PROPERTIES DANGEROUS
PROPERTIES
EFFECTS ON OUR BODY
AND ENVIRONMENT
AMMONIA Pungent
smell
toxic,
dangerous for the environment
If inhaled: a sore throat, cough, and/or shortness of breath. A pulmonary oedema can only be determined after several hours. In case of contact with skin: rashes, severe burns and/or pain. In case of contact with eyes: strong irritation, a corrosive effect, rashes, pain and/or a significant reduction of visual acuity.
Ammonia is highly toxic for bodies of water.
MINERAL OIL AND PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

Gasoline, gasoline components, gasoil (diesel fuel, heating oil EL)
stored/processed
at EnBW, MiRO and Oiltanking


Crude Oil, liquid petroleum gas (LPG), flammable gases
stored/processed
at EnBW, MiRO
Common stench of gasoline and oil Harmful to health, dangerous for the environment, highly flammable, potential carcinogenic Skin irritation. Cause of serious health problems if it comes in contact with skin, is swallowed or inhaled for too long. Causes lung damage if ingested. Fumes can cause tiredness and dizziness. Toxic for bodies of water, leaving them possibly contaminated on a long-term basis. If released into the atmosphere, it creates a flammable gas cloud. The soot causes fire. Potential carcinogenic. Can lead to inherited health problems. May harm a child still in the womb.
HYDROFLUORIC ACID
stored/processed at MiRO
Acrid and pungent smell Corrosive, highly toxic Highly toxic when inhaled, swallowed and/or when it comes in contact with skin. Causes serious burns. If released into the atmosphere, it creates a steam cloud, similar to fog.
HYDROGEN SULPHIDE
stored/ processed at MiRO
Smell of “rotton eggs“ Highly flammable, highly toxic, dangerous for the environment Highly toxic when inhaled and for bodies of water. If released into the atmosphere, it creates a flammable gas cloud.
CHROMIC ACID
stored/processed at Hartchrom GmbH
Odourless, can cause irritation to the throat Highly toxic, corrosive and dangerous for the environment Causes burning of skin and mucous membranes. If released into the environment, it creates a steam cloud similar to fog. It is severely hazardous to bodies of water.

WHO ARE KARL AND KEVIN?

  • Foto von Karl dem Käfer, der entspannt Tee trinkt.

    Karl, the clever beetle


    Karl was the youngest child of a large family and lost his family at a very young age. After his loss, he immersed himself into a world of books in order to gain a lot of knowledge and be prepared for all situations.

  • Foto von Kevin dem Dinosaurier. Er sieht unschuldig aber verwirrt aus.

    Kevin, the goofy-looking dinosaur


    Kevin is an only child. When he was young, he enjoyed total freedom and lived a carefree childhood. Kevin was a great kid, but because he was spoiled by his parents, he is now naïve to all things.


Karl and Kevin met when the dinosaur was helplessly trapped in quicksand. Karl helped him out this dangerous situation while keeping calm and concentrated. Ever since then, the two have been inseparable.


KARL UND KEVIN’S ADVENTURES