Days after LG Polymers gas leak incident in Vizag stirred up the controversy over the safety measures, the South Korean chemicals giant has sent an eight-member team from Seoul to investigate the Visakhapatnam gas leak incident and rehabilitate the victims of the tragedy. The multidisciplinary team that has already arrived in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday would visit the plant today.
According to the official note released by the company, the team would assist the local administration in carrying out the rehabilitation of the affected family. “The eight-member technical team from Seoul headquarters, led by the president of our petrochemicals company, will work closely on-ground along with the concerned authorities to resolve the situation and assist with real-time remedial and rehabilitation measures,” read the statement.
The team visit came in the wake of evacuated families are returning to the villages, amid apprehensions that the gas leaked still has its effect in the 5 villages around the plant. It is to the known knowledge that YSRCP MLAs started sleeping in the open spaces to assure the villagers over the controlled situations.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has imposed an interim penalty of Rs 50 crore on the company after the incident claimed as many as 11 lives. NGT has also constituted a 5-membered committee to probe the gas leak incident.