Date of Release:
Apr 26 2011
On January 5 2011 a devastating fire started on the Chemie-Pack site, located on a large industrial park in Moerdijk, 35 kilometres south of Rotterdam. The company itself – a packer, filler and labeller of hazardous chemicals, including pesticides – was completely destroyed. Two neighbouring companies were also destroyed and several others incurred severe damage. The fire went as high as 40 metres and could be seen for some 25 miles around; motorways and railroads were blocked off and it took the firefighters more than 30 hours to control the fire. No people were injured.