Fire fighters stop chlorine escape at Germany’s Dormagen chempark

04 October 2012 14:26  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--Fire fighters quickly managed to stop chlorine escaping from a plant at the Dormagen chemical park near Cologne, Germany, late Wednesday, officials said on Thursday.

The incident occurred on Wednesday night at around 23:20 Germany local time.

On-site fire fighters were able to end the escape within a short time, according to officials at CURRENTA, the firm that operates the site. There were no injuries.

Measurements taken inside and outside the chemical park did not find elevated levels of chlorine in the air, they added.

The officials did not disclose which plant or capacities were affected.

The Dormagen chemical park is a production site for Bayer, LANXESS and other firms.

By: Stefan Baumgarten
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