Fire and smoke have engulfed the premises belonging to German company BASF, the world’s largest chemicals manufacturer, in the town of Lampertheim, local media report. Four company workers were reportedly injured in the incident.
The cause of the fire was not immediately clear. BASF, which employs more than 122,000 workers all around the globe, said it has informed local authorities about the incident.
The company was quick to calm the situation down, saying in a statement that the incident at the chemical factory poses no threat to the environment.
“The environmental measurement vehicles of the BASF are running back and forth outside the facility,” the statement said, adding there were no indications of any contamination so far…………..
…………..According to Die Welt, there have been 13 incidents at BASF facilities this year. In June, following an incident with phosgen at the company’s chemical plant in Mainz, the regional Environment Ministry announced an inspection with final results to be available by November.