Huntsman starts clean-up after explosion at German pigment plant

By Kasia Patel
Published: Tuesday, 11 August 2015

German authorities have finished testing at the Uerdingen facility, declaring it asbestos-free and allowing clean-up to begin. While much of the site is expected to be repaired by mid-August, the full schedule is yet to be determined and it is unclear when the site will be able to begin production again.

Pigment producer Huntsman Inc. has started the clean-up at its white pigment factory in Uerdingen, Germany, after the site was declared asbestos-free following an explosion at the facility last week.

German authorities have now finished testing debris from the incident, which injured 19 people after a nitrogen tank exploded on...

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