On 27 July 2021 an explosion and a fire were reported in the Leverkusen Chempark. Below is the official statement of Chempark about the incident:
‘Due to a yet undetermined cause, there was an explosion on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, at around 9:40 a.m., followed by a fire in the Bürrig disposal center. The plant fire brigade and professional fire brigade as well as the air test van have been in use since then. The sirens and warning apps were triggered to warn the population. As a precautionary measure, residents were asked to go to closed rooms and to keep doors and windows closed. There is now an all-clear for the entire city area.’
The entire team at Heraeus Epurio is safe and doing well. In addition, we have not experienced any operational disruptions at this time. Our deepest and heartfelt sympathies go out to the victims and their families, along with our wishes for the speedy recovery of those who are injured.
President, Heraeus Epurio