Germany's LANXESS contains small fire at Leverkusen chemical park

15 August 2012 13:39  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Firefighters at the Leverkusen chemical park near Cologne, Germany, on Wednesday morning quickly contained a small fire at a LANXESS plant, officials said.

The fire broke out at around 07:15 hours local time, after phosphor leaked from a pipe and ignited, said officials at CURRENTA, which operates the chemical park.

There were no injuries and neighbouring residents were not affected, they said.

Officials did not disclose which plant was affected or whether production was disrupted.

Leverkusen is a key chemical production site for LANXESS in Germany.

The company employs more than 4,000 workers at the site, where it manufactures base chemicals, primary products and active substances for pharmaceuticals and pesticides, paints and coatings, water treatment products, artificial additives, leather chemicals and synthetic rubbers, according to information on its website.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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