1,300 tonnes of sulphuric acid removed from Sterlite plant: Tuticorin collector

On June 17, authorities had said leak of sulphuric acid was detected at the Sterlite's copper plant in Tuticorin triggering fear among residents.

Published: 23rd June 2018 06:04 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd June 2018 06:04 PM   |  A+A-

A private security guard stands in front of the main gate of Sterlite Industries Ltd's copper plant, a unit of London-based Vedanta Resources, in Tuticorin. (Photo | Reuters)

By PTI

TUTICORIN: Days after a sulphuric acid leak was detected at Sterlite copper plant here, a top district official today said 1,300 tonnes of the liquid has been removed so far from the premises.

Speaking to reporters here, the district collector Sandeep Nanduri said so far 1,300 tonnes of sulphuric acid has been removed in 75 tankers.

On June 17, authorities had said leak of sulphuric acid was detected at the Sterlite's copper plant in Tuticorin triggering fear among residents.

Sterlite copper plant had filed a petition in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High court seeking access to authorised persons to its premises in Tuticorin to plug the leak and evacuate hazardous chemicals with police protection.

The copper firm moved the plea stating that the leakage could be due to sabotage.

Following violence and police firing on May 22 and 23, in which 13 people died, the plant was closed by the state government.

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  • Raghu Chennai

    Leakage of sulphuric acid is attributed to the striking public as sabbtage by the strlite advocate in the Highcourt What the PM will tell in his " Man Ki Ba'ath" on 24 06 2018 ????? The Tuticorin people will get aremarkable Judgement from the 2018 Lokhsaba Election
    1 year ago reply
  • mort

    Any Panic Compensation ? ( 2013 March Midnight scare
    1 year ago reply
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