July 10, 2020 12:26 pm
The Committee stated that LG Polymers bore criminal liability under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for causing deaths due to negligence.
July 09, 2020 11:02 am
The report also notes that factory data from April 25 and April 28 indicated a spike in polymer content in Styrene. On May 7, the same process led to the leak. Similar spikes, the probe said, were noticed as early as April 4 but these were “totally ignored.”
July 08, 2020 2:04 am
The arrests came after a high-powered committee set up to investigate the leak directed that FIRs be registered against all the top management officials of the company for negligence.
July 07, 2020 11:35 am
The committee noted that the accident occurred due to uncontrolled styrene vapour release from the M6 tank and qualified it as a major accident as per the definition under Manufacture, Storage and Import of Hazardous Chemical Rules, 1989 rules.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
May 31, 2020 8:06 am
The committee listed a string of technical and safety lapses which resulted in the Styrene vapour leak.
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.