VISAKHAPATNAM: Collector Anil Kumar Singhal on Wednesday reviewed the arrangements being made for a mock exercise being held on Thursday on the steps to be taken in case of chemical disaster.

The scenarios for the mock exercise are two in the Coromandel Fertilizers when fire breaks out due to a leak in the molten sulphur tanks and one in the Andhra Petro Chemicals when fire breaks out in the propylene tanks due to a lead in pipes.

District officials and representatives of Coromandel Fertilizers, Andhra Petro Chemicals, the HPCL and other industries attended the review meeting.

The onsite steps will be taken by the industries concerned and the district officials have to be involved in the offsite steps like shifting people in the affected areas to camps in safe places, providing food and water, milk for infants, etc.