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Vizag: After two days, LG Polymers apologises!

Vizag: After two days, LG Polymers apologises!

Two days after the leakage of poisonous gas vapour from its plant at R R Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam that claimed the lives of 12 people, LG Polymers India Ltd on Saturday apologised to the people for the mishap.

“We express our condolences and apologies to all who had been affected by the incident. We would like to assure everyone that the company is committed to work closely with the concerned authorities in India to investigate the cause of this incident, prevent recurrence in the future, and secure the foundation for care and treatment,” a statement from the company said.

The LG Polymers claimed that normalcy had been restored in the plant by Saturday morning.

“We are happy to confirm that the status-quo at the plant is brought under control this morning,” it said.

The company said initial investigations, prima facie, suggested that the cause of the incident on Thursday was leaking of vapour from the Styrene Monomer (SM) storage tank near the GPPS (General Purpose Poly Styrene) factory. 

The statement said while focusing on stabilizing the plant, the company was its best to extend all the possible support to ensure people and their families who have been affected by this incident are taken care of.

“Our teams are working day and night with the government to assess the impact of the damage caused and create concrete measures to deliver an effective care package that can be implemented immediately,” it said.

A special task force has been set up to help victims and families to resolve any issues and provide necessary assistance to the bereaved families.

It would contact all the families shortly and provide every support for the deceased, medical supplies and household goods, and emotional management for psychological stability to all injured and victims, the statement said.

“We will also actively develop and promote mid-to-long term support programmes that can contribute to the local communities,” the company said.

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