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An Expert Explains: What can go wrong with styrene?

May 27, 2020 10:39 am

On May 7, a leak of styrene gas in Visakhapatnam left 11 dead and affected thousands. A leading scientist discusses the compound, health implications, and possible causes for the leak, based on what is known.

Explained: Strict liability rule that NGT wants to apply in Vizag gas leak case

May 12, 2020 1:48 pm

The rule of strict liability, which has been applied around the world in both civil and criminal law, first evolved in the 1868 British case Rylands vs Fletcher.

Vizag gas leak: Set up experts' committee to probe incident, Chandrababu Naidu urges PM

May 09, 2020 11:26 am

At least 11 persons are dead and hundreds fell sick after gas leaked from the LG Polymers plant at Gopalapatnam on the outskirts of Visakhapatnam on Thursday.

Vizag gas leak: NGT slaps interim penalty of Rs 50 cr on LG Polymers India, issues notices to Centre

May 08, 2020 4:37 pm

The NGT had taken up the matter suo motu based on various media reports on the Styrene leak from a chemical plant at 3.45 am at Venkatpuram village in Visakhapatnam leading to the death of 11 persons and the hospitalisation of over a hundred.

'Minuscule technical leak' at Vizag factory; situation under control: Officials

May 08, 2020 11:54 am

A Union home ministry official said media reports stated that there was a second gas leak at the Visakhapatnam factory late on Thursday night.

Vizag gas leak: Second leak minuscule technical, says MHA

May 08, 2020 11:05 am

The ministry added that the second leak was required to bring the container in control, and added that it has been controlled and the process of neutralisation is already in progress.

Explained: What are the safeguards against chemical disasters in India?

May 09, 2020 12:25 pm

At the time of the Bhopal gas tragedy, the Indian Penal Code (IPC) was the only relevant law specifying criminal liability for such incidents.

Visakhapatnam gas leak affects movement of at least 9 Shramik Special trains

May 07, 2020 10:55 pm

Eleven people have died and 1,000 others exposed to styrene vapour that leaked from a chemical plant in Vishakhapatnam in the early hours of Thursday and quickly spread to villages in a five-kilometre radius.

Questions in wake of Vizag gas leak: ‘What caused the leak, did people know they lived in vulnerable zone?’

May 07, 2020 10:17 pm

The styrene leak from the factory affected at least 2,000 residents in five villages around it. Eleven people have died.

NDRF's special team to fly to Vizag after PM holds meeting over gas tragedy

May 07, 2020 10:18 pm

The Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) emergency team is specialised in handing chemical disasters and will be tasked with first plugging the breach in the LG Polymers plant from where the gas is still leaking.

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Pungent air, deaths and chaos — Visakhapatnam gas leak in pictures

May 07, 2020 5:06 pm

Eleven people died while over hundreds fell ill following a gas leak from a chemical plant in Visakhapatnam on Thursday morning. People in the Gopalapatnam area, where the chemical plant is located, complained of irritation in eyes, breathlessness, nausea, and rashes on their bodies.

Cyclone Hudhud leaves a trail of devastation in Visakhapatnam

October 14, 2014 11:08 am

Visakhapatnam is struggling to find its feet after cyclone Hudhud brought the city to its knees on Monday (October 13), creating havoc and leaving complete devastation in its wake.

VISAKHAPATNAM VIDEOS

Arun Jaitley inaugurates CII Partnership Summit 2016

January 10, 2016 1:20 pm

Vizag, Jan 10 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley inaugurated the CII Partnership Summit 2016 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu was also present at the 22nd edition of CII Partnership Summit, which was organised to showcase investment opportunities in ‘Sunrise Andhra Pradesh’. Several MOUs are expected to be signed during the Summit.