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Chemical Product Spill at BASF – 600 kg Trilon B Leaked into Rhine River

| Editor: Wolfgang Ernhofer

Around 600 kg of Trilon B , a chelating agent, leaked into the river Rhine at BASF's Headquarters in ludwigshafen, Germany.
Around 600 kg of Trilon B , a chelating agent, leaked into the river Rhine at BASF's Headquarters in ludwigshafen, Germany. (Picture: BASF)

Chemical giant BASF reports the spillage of several hundred kilogramm of chemicals into the river Rhine.

Ludwigshafen/Germany – Around 600 kg of Trilon B leaked out of a broken pipe bridge, the company stated. These chemicals were accidently transferred into the river Rhine by a cooling cycle. The specific cause of the failure is still subject of investigations at the company, speakers explained.

Trilon B is a chelating agent used in the production of cleansers and detergents. The substance is classified as hazardous to water (water pollution class 2).

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