Chemicals Firm Receives Claims For Compensation After Acid leak

The Finnish chemicals group Kemira is facing damage claims of several million Swedish crowns over a sulphuric acid leak in Helsingborg earlier this month, according to the town’s main newspaper.

Tonnes of sulphuric acide leaked from a container at a Kemira plant, creating a poisonous gas cloud and forcing residents to stay indoors and close windows for several hours.

Helsingborgs Dagblad writes that about 80 firms in the area have handed in claims for production stoppages due to the accident.

Kemira said it expected insurance to cover most of the financial costs stemming from the acid leak, but would not

comment on the number of claims or the total sum of damages as compensation applications were still being collected.