Chemical leak at Novo Nordisk causes road blocks

No injuries have been reported after a nitric acid leak at a Novo Nordisk facility in the Danish town of Hillerød. Police have closed roads in the area while the leak is contained.

Aerial photo of Novo Nordisk's plant in Hillerød, Denmark | Photo: Novo Nordisk / PR

A "considerable leak" of nitric acid has occurred at pharmaceutical company Novo Nordisk's facility in Hillerød.

The chemical leak is within a building in Brennum Park, and poses no danger to people in the area, local police wrote on twitter on Monday.

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