An explosion at the Shell Moerdijk facility in June 2014 (Photo: OttoWise / Twitter) An explosion at the Shell Moerdijk facility in June 2014 (Photo: OttoWise / Twitter)
Thursday, June 5, 2014 - 09:48
Shell explosion damage "significant"
The damage left after the explosion of a reactor and subsequent fire at the Shell site in Moerdijk are "significant", according to Shell Moerdijk director Paul Buijsingh. There may be millions of euros in damage. Buijsingh is expecting that the recovery will take a long time. Security footage of the incident shows flames shooting up meters high, and the damage is clear days after the event. Minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice visited the site, and said that he was of the impression that a lesson was learned after a previous chemical processing plant in Moerdijk, Chemie-Pack on the same industrial site, also caught fire. an investigation is hoped to clear up the cause.