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Loud sound from JSW steel scares villagers

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People in JSW Steel of Vidyanagar township in Torangal and surrounding villages woke up to a loud sound on Tuesday morning and were gripped with fear.

The deafening sound was caused due to the opening of safety valve of a gas pipeline from the Corex IInd plant. However, there was no casualty as the Corex plant was tripped in less than one-and-a-half minute.

According to sources in JSW Steel, pressure developed in one of the gas pipelines caused the valve to open, making the loud sound.

The valve is designed for safety in case pressure accumulated in the pipeline to avoid any kind of disaster. The safety valve was at the highest point of the plant.

Immediately after the noise was heard, people were scared apprehending the bursting of some hazardous gas-pipeline.

Under the Corex technology in steel making, which is considered eco-friendly, as some of the gases generated in the process of steel making, including hazardous, are tapped and used as fuel for power generation, while the rest is diffused by way of burning before letting it out through the chimney.

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