Part of an industrial estate in Geleen was covered with a quantity of melamine powder on Friday after it blew out of a storage silo for an unknown reason, news agency ANP reports.
Staff from chemicals company DSM and fire officers were busy cleaning up the spillage on Friday afternoon. There is no risk to health or the environment, ANP said.
A DSM spokesman told ANP there is no connection between this event and the baby milk scandal in China, where melamine has been mixed with baby milk powder causing several deaths and making thousands ill.
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