The fire brigade and LTO Netherlands warn farmers who have corned silos for poisonous gases that can be released.
Corn coming from the land is usually stored under foil so that it can be used as animal feed in the winter. Due to the drought and heat of the past months more nitrogen accumulates than normal. As a result, poisonous and corrosive, red-brown gasses appear under the foil, which pose risks for humans and animals, says Marcel Verspeek of the Dutch Fire Brigade.
Fire brigade Netherlands has informed firefighters that they must treat the escape of gas from silage maize as an incident involving hazardous substances.