Many residents work at Bayer, which is one of the biggest employers in the region.
Copy article link Copy link An explosion in a industrial park on Tuesday killed at least one person and injured 31 others, setting off a fierce blaze that sent a pall of smoke over the western city of Leverkusen.
Currenta has three facilities in the region.
Chempark's Friedrich said it was not clear what had caused the explosion, which led to a fire starting in a tank containing solvents.
Leverkusen is home to Bayer, one of Germanys biggest chemical companies.
"Solvents were burned during the incident, and we do not know precisely what substances were released," Friedrich added.
An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies shook the German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, sending a large black cloud rising into the air.
Leverkusen is located just 50km away from the scene of torrential floods that claimed the lives of nearly 200 people in neighbouring Rhineland-Palatinate.
|BERLIN, July 27 Reuters - An explosion in a German industrial park on Tuesday killed at least two people and injured 31, setting off a fierce blaze that sent a pall of smoke over the western city of Leverkusen||Click to find out more about our partners|
|Emergency vehicles of the fire brigade, rescue services and police stand not far from an access road to the Chempark over which a dark cloud of smoke is rising in Leverkusen, Germany, Tuesday, July 27, 2021||In addition, the explosion did not occur in the core area of the chemical park, but in the landfill and incineration plant area|
|It has about 163,000 residents and borders Cologne, which is Germany's fourth biggest city and has around 1 million inhabitants||City officials later also warned people not to let children play outside, use outside pools or eat fruit and vegetables from their backyards in the coming days|
|Fire officials who tested the air said there did not appear to be a danger to nearby residents after authorities initially urged people to shelter inside||Bayer and Lanxess in 2019 sold Chempark operator Currenta to Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets for an enterprise value of 3|
|VIP Supplier VIP Supplier is a premium membership for suppliers on ECHEMI||More than 70 different companies are based at the locations in Leverkusen, Dormagen and Krefeld-Uerdingen|
|" They said the smoke had diminished but that they would continue to measure the air for toxins||Share this item on LinkedIn linkedin• Members are provided with comprehensive ways to promote their products|
|They said the smoke had receded but that they would continue to measure the air for toxins||At least 16 staff were hurt, one person has died and four people are still missing, Currenta said|
|Certified factory According to the business license submitted by the user, the identity of the factory is verified by the tripartite authorities||Your personal data that may be used• City officials asked all residents to stay inside until the late afternoon and warned people from outside Leverkusen to avoid the region|
|They asked all residents to stay inside and warned people from outside of Leverkusen to avoid the region||According to reports, at about 9:40 in the morning, an explosion occurred in a factory in a chemical park in Leverkusen|