Meat company Beuningen cleared for hazardous substances

A meat processing plant in Beuningen was evacuated after an incident involving hazardous substances. According to a spokesman for the Safety Region Gelderland-Zuid, two substances came together in a barrel at the company and led to a chemical reaction.

Several emergency services are present. Omroep Gelderland reports that a large container is being extinguished on the company premises.

Approximately forty people work at the company. Several people have been checked by ambulance personnel. They had only minor injuries, according to the spokesman of the safety region. It is not known how many employees had to be checked.