Fire at Evonik’s plant in Germany injures two

Fire at Evonik’s plant in Germany injures two

11:13 AM, 5th April 2012
Fire at Evonik’s plant in Germany injures two
Fire at Evonik’s cyclododecatriene plant. © HazardEx

MARL, GERMANY: A blast at a chemical plant of Evonik Industries AG in the city of Marl in Germany’s Ruhr valley injured at least two people. About several explosions occurred at the site, fire was brought under control. So far monitoring has not detected alarming concentrations of harmful substances in the atmosphere. The city’s chemical park is among the largest in Europe, with 30 companies employing about 10,000 people producing more than 4,000 products. The park is operated by Infracor GmbH, a subsidiary of Evonik Degussa GmbH, with Evonik employing about 7,000 people at the site. The blast was at a plant making cyclododecatriene, used in making flame retardants, solvents, flavours and fragrances.

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