About Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Kraft Foods Leak: 1,400 Evacuated in Germany

by Kathy Jones on October 16, 2012 at 7:11 PM
Font : A-A+

 Kraft Foods Leak: 1,400 Evacuated in Germany

Authorities have confirmed that around 1,400 people have been evacuated from their homes in Germany.

This occurred after a chemical accident at a factory run by US food giant Kraft caused a cloud of poisonous gas.

Advertisement

The accident, at the small town of Bad Fallingbostel, near Hanover in northern Germany, happened on Monday when employees accidentally poured acid into a tank containing sodium hydroxide solution, causing a chemical reaction.

Some 700 firefighters were still trying to cool the container on Tuesday amid rising temperatures and fears of a possible explosion. Technical experts were trying to pump out the acid.
Advertisement

Local authorities have imposed emergency measures, including closing local schools and nurseries as well as parts of a major motorway running nearby. An exclusion zone of 500 metres (yards) has been set up.

A spokeswoman for the company said that no one had been injured so far.

"There has at no time been any danger for the population because we decided, along with the authorities, to evacuate as a precautionary measure," Heike Hauerken told rolling news channel N24.

Production was halted as soon as the accident took place, she added.

Source: AFP
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
What's New on Medindia
Organ Donation Week 2022 - 'Take the Pledge to Save Lives'
Test your Knowledge on Heart Transplantation
Test Your Knowledge on Lung Transplantation
View all
Recommended Reading
News Archive
Date
Category
Advertisement
News Category

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

More News on:
Why Do We Eat - Nutrition Facts Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Label Lingo on Food Items: Decoded Tips for Healthy Fasting During Ramadhan Top Diet Foods that Make you Fat Top Food for Dieters Selenium - Natural Source Better than Supplements 

Most Popular on Medindia

Hearing Loss Calculator Nutam (400mg) (Piracetam) Daily Calorie Requirements Iron Intake Calculator Calculate Ideal Weight for Infants Diaphragmatic Hernia Find a Doctor Indian Medical Journals Loram (2 mg) (Lorazepam) Sanatogen
This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use