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Vizag gas leak


Andhra Pradesh HC allows LG Chemicals team to return to S Korea

June 26, 2020 3:49 am

The three South Koreans had moved the court on June 22 saying the police were not allowing them to leave the country.

Not being allowed to leave India: Koreans probing styrene leak move HC

June 23, 2020 12:50 am

In three writ petitions, the team said they were not employees of LG Polymers but work for its parent company LG Chem. They said they have investigated the cause of the leak and gave their statements to the police.

Vizag gas leak: LG Polymers yet to respond to questions, says panel

June 17, 2020 12:26 am

“...Based on the replies and representations from the public, the committee decided to hold more meetings to hear grievances and assess industrial threat to people in Visakhapatnam.”

Andhra Pradesh govt yet to transfer LG Polymers’ proposal for environmental nod, MoEFCC tells NGT

June 04, 2020 12:27 am

The Vishakhapatnam unit had in 2019, while applying to get EC from SEIAA, accepted that it did not have a clearance for its petrochemical plant for a substantial period of its operations between 1997 and 2019.

Vizag Gas Leak: NGT panel lists string of lapses, indicts LG officials, AP depts

May 31, 2020 8:06 am

The committee listed a string of technical and safety lapses which resulted in the Styrene vapour leak.

Gas leak: SC permits LG Polymers to have access to its Vizag plant

May 26, 2020 4:50 pm

The chemical plant was sealed following orders of the Andhra Pradesh High Court taking cognisance of the styrene leak on May 7 in which 12 people were killed and 500 others were injured.

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.

Seize LG Polymers factory premises, stop directors from leaving India: Andhra HC

May 25, 2020 6:26 pm

A two-member bench of the court has barred entry on the factory premises except for those part of the committee appointed to probe the gas leak accident on May 7 that killed 7 people and injured over 500 others in the villages surrounding the factory.

Visakhapatnam, Aurangabad incidents reveal disregard for human life

May 17, 2020 9:38 pm

As the lockdown moves into its next phase and life lumbers into a new “normal”, “we the people” must ensure that the lessons from these two tragedies are not reduced to footnotes in the annals of history.

Team from Seoul HQ on way to Vizag

May 14, 2020 6:14 am

Gopalapatnam tehsildhar G V Rani said the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation has provided cooked food to those who have returned to their homes and also given them ration supplies for a week.