Explosion in Leverkusen: Currenta does not find any harmful substances

Leverkusen – After the severe explosion in a Leverkusen hazardous waste incineration plant on July 27, the company concerned was unable to determine any concentrations that were hazardous to health when analyzing samples. The North Rhine-Westphalian state government had previously come to this conclusion.

According to its own statements, the Currenta company evaluated 63 samples on Monday, 43 of which were air and 20 solid and wipe samples from the neighboring area. “In none of the samples were concentrations hazardous to health measured,” reported the company.

On July 27th there was a terrible explosion in the Chempark in Leverkusen

Photo: Currenta

The results indicated that the individual constituents of the chemicals were almost completely destroyed by the fire that started immediately after the explosion or that the thermal forces carried them to greater heights and were greatly diluted in the process.

Seven people were killed in the accident. 31 people suffered some serious injuries. The public prosecutor’s office in Cologne has initiated an investigation against unknown persons on suspicion of negligent homicide and negligent causing of an explosion. She wants to find out whether human errors have led to the disaster.


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