A hazardous chemical has been identified at the pharmaceutical manufacturing company, Euticals Limited, in Sandycroft, Flintshire.
Flintshire County Council has confirmed that potentially explosive pharmaceutical was discovered following a Health and Safety inspection.
The council will be delivering a public information bulletin to up to 3,000 local residents and businesses in the area.
– Colin Everett, Chief Executive of Flintshire County Council
Euticals Limited has temporarily ceased its operations pending laboratory analysis of the material and a permitted plan for its treatment and/or removal from the site to reduce the risk to public safety.
Members of the public and other companies in the vicinity will be advised of any specific precautions that need to be taken as and when necessary. Further announcements will be made when there are any further developments.