LG Polymers says vapour leak caused accident at Vizag plant

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on May 09, 2020

A gas leak from LG Polymers tanks in Visakhapatnam killed at least eight people on Thursday.   -  THE HINDU

The situation in Visakhapatnam Plant has been brought under control, LG Polymers India Pvt Ltd (LGPI)  said on Saturday. 

``We are happy to confirm that the status-quo at the plant is brought under control this morning,’’ the company, an arm of South Korean multinational LG, said in a release

It may be recalled that the styrene gas leak at the plant located in R R Venkatapuram, Visakhapatnam on May 7 left 11 killed and over 1000 hospitalised. 

"Our initial investigations suggest that the cause of the incident is prima facie by the leaking vapor from the Styrene Monomer (SM) storage tank near the GPPS (General Purpose Poly Styrene) factory on May 7,’’ LGPI said.

The company’s teams were with the government to assess the impact of the damage caused and create concrete measures to deliver an effective care package that can be implemented immediately, it added. 

LGPI has set up a special task force to help victims and families to resolve any issues and provide every assistance to the bereaved families. All families will be contacted shortly.

``This team has the responsibility to provide every support for the deceased, medical supplies and household goods, and emotional management for psychological stability to all injured and victims,’’ it said.

LG Polymers India also expressed their deepest condolences to everyone who has been affected and hurt by this incident.

It plans to develop and promote mid-to-long term support programs that can contribute to the local communities. 

Published on May 09, 2020

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