Gas leak accident in India: LG Chem carrys out comprehensive support measures
Gas leak accident in India: LG Chem carrys out comprehensive support measures
  • Jung So-yeon
  • 승인 2020.05.15 12:10
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Community Support Hot-line Center in LG Polymers Factory, Visakhapatnam, India (Courtesy of LG Chem)

LG Polymers, an Indian subsidiary of LG Chem, will start to identify the extent of the damage in order to deal with the accident in India, while carrying out comprehensive support measures.

LG Chem said in a press statement on May 14, "LG Polymers is identifying the extent of the damage and making comprehensive support measures to solve the situation quickly and responsibly."

"We confirmed the status-quo of the plant remains completely controlled by all measures," said in a press statement. "It has begun the transportation of the Styrene Monomer (SM) inventory within the plant as well as in the styrene tanks at the port by vessels to South Korea to prevent and eliminate all risks factors."


On May 14, LG Polymers' local support group serves food to residents in the affected areas in Visakhapatnam, India. (Courtesy of LG Chem)

"LG Chem's team of technical experts from Seoul headquarters have arrived at LG Polymers India Plant," countinued in a press statement. "The team of production, environment, and safety experts are currently investigating the cause of the incident and already supporting responsible rehabilitation which is their main objective."

"A special task force is currently supporting the bereaved victims and families and visiting them at the hospitals and their homes," an official from LG Chem added. "Food and medical services have been organized for the returning residents. Various support activities such as supplying medical and household goods and sanitation of homes will be continued."

Earlier on May 7, a hazardous gas leak occurred at the LG Polymers India plant in Visakhapatnam, India. Twelve nearby residents were killed in the accident, and more than 1,000 people are being treated at hospitals.

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