“This was our preliminary assessment. (�� Jagan Mohan Reddy has stated that the company would be held responsible for the incident and action would be taken against it, experts believe that a lack of stringent action against the erring industries by the Andhra Pradesh government has encouraged such defaulting industries. “We need to have a decommissioning provision where operations of age-old plants could be stopped after a certain period as the long period working can make it vulnerable to accidents. 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All expenses related to the Vizag gas leak will be borne by the Andhra Pradesh government, 15,000 people in and around the plant will be given Rs 10,000 financial help, said chief minister Jaganmohan Reddy. (�� <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 1008] /Contents 6 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S>> The Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) took immediate remedial measures to sanitise 6,318 houses in the affected areas, including disinfection and sanitization in the main distribution main lines and reservoirs. We issued a public advisory asking people not to consume water from open surfaces and foods/vegetables that were exposed to the gas,” Rakesh Kumar, director of CSIR-NEERI, Nagpur told Mongabay-India. (�� In wake of the gas leak incident at LG Polymers Plant, AP Chief Minister, YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said that this report will serve as guidelines on how to avert such mishaps. (�� We need to learn a lot of things from such tragedies,” said Professor V. Ramana Dhara of the Indian Institute of Public Health, Hyderabad. Ltd., manufacturing benzimidazole, Omeprazole Sulphide, and other such chemicals, had not submitted Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment (HARA) and Hazard and Operational Study (HAZOP) reports to the concerned departments. (�� It is, however, still prudent to ensure these aspects are continuously monitored for any anomalies or abnormalities in the future because the accident was rare, the report pointed out. This is the second part in a two-part series. The APPCB officials reportedly allowed continuance of operations and the expansion of LG Polymers without an environment clearance, the import and storage of styrene without verifying safety and environmental issues and without real-time continuous styrene gas monitors. DETAILS Styrene gas from the LG Polymer plant has leaked and spread over a radius of about three kilometres (covering around 5 villages) near Visakhapatnam At least 800 people were reportedly admitted to hospital. 19/2020 LG Polymers India Applicant(s) ----- Outline of the order I. �� � } !1AQa"q2���#B��R��$3br� (�� Shilpa Chohan is a Supreme Court lawyer and a member of the Indian Environment Law Organisation (IELO) said that it is high time that some environmental laws are revisited and they are strengthened. (�� (�� (�� Styrene is an organic compound used in the manufacture of polymers/plastic/resins. (�� The committee also gave its suggestions, three main aspects of which were in their report. (�� The source of the gas leak was a styrene plant owned by South Korean electronics giant LG located in the area. This is something that rarely occurred in the past, as a result of industrial non-compliance, primarily due to the limitation of the SPCBs’ powers which do not include any penal action and the National Green Tribunal, that can undertake civil litigation only. (�� Recommends: 5 must-read gripping novels of American author Dan Brown, 5 things you will relate to if you’re a Telugu movie lover. (�� (�� 2 0 obj (�� The MoEFCC’s attempts to regularise industries operating without environment clearance or in violation of the environmental regulations has been severely criticised by environmentalists and experts alike. stream �arb�cd�U:t|H�Zi�ܪSp��:*(���E2WD�{ The aim was to streamline current processes, while empowering the state to regulate its own industries and manage its pollution problems autonomously, the report said. Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. (�� (�� One of the most significant developments pointed out was the penal action taken, not just on the organisation and agencies, but on individuals considered to be responsible directly or indirectly.