LG Polymers, the corporate which got tangled during a controversy after a gas leak at its Vizag plant killed 12 people and hospitalised 3,000, has landed in serious trouble. the corporate has not only been asked to ship out all the remaining styrene to South Korea but has also been asked to compensate those suffering from the gas leak.
Nearly 800 tonnes of styrene had leaked from one among the tanks inside the company’s Vizag plant on May 7. These tanks were old, had no temperature monitoring gauges or an automatic system .
A committee found out by the National Green Tribunal had blamed the corporate management and said negligence on their part caused the terrible accident.
But at the time of the accident, while 800 tonnes of styrene had leaked out, there was nearly 3,285 MT of styrene within the tanks at the actual plant. the corporate had taken two tanks with 10,000 KL styrene at a facility owned by a personal company — the Malay Archipelago Corporation at Vizag port.
So what’s happening to such an enormous stash of toxic styrene? Following the accident, LG Chem, which is that the South Korean parent company of Lg polymers, has been asked to ship all the hazardous chemical back to South Korea .
Visakhapatnam (Vizag) Gas Leak News Updates:
Eleven people have died and quite 1,000 exposed to the styrene vapour that leaked from a factory in Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam on Thursday
. Hours later, many people were seen lying unconscious, raising fears of a serious industrial disaster. consistent with police, the price from the accident could go up as a minimum of 20 people are currently on ventilator support. Meanwhile, Chief Minister YS Jaganmohan Reddy has announced Rs 1 crore each as relief to kin of individuals killed within the tragedy. Jagan, who visited the King George Hospital here, said that the govt also will provide cash assistance to the injured.
In Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired an emergency meet to review things and spoke to CM Jagan. Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for latest news and updates..check this blog for daily news
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