Leakage suspected in Sterlite Copper plant; no need to panic, says Collector

June 17, 2018 07:27 pm | Updated June 18, 2018 02:41 pm IST - Thoothukudi

A special team of officials inspected the Sterlite Copper smelter plant in Thoothukudi on Sunday evening following reports from the management stating that there’s been a chemical leakage in one of the plant's storage units.

The team, led by Subcollector M.S. Prasanth, consisted of District Environment Engineers and officials from the Revenue and Fire departments.

“The team will be looking into whether there is a leakage, and if there is one, how to arrest it,” Collector Sandeep Nanduri told reporters. “They’ll be submitting a report and suitable corrective measures will be taken,” he said adding that  there was no reason to panic.

He reiterated the fact that the company had been fully shut after a seal and closure order was issued by the government on May 28, and that a number of approvals, including consent to operate, factory licence and registration certificate, have been cancelled.

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