Visakhapatnam: A high power committee probing into LG Polymers gas leak has sought "inputs from all interested" about the incident in a bid to reach to the conclusion and submit the report before the stipulated deadline on June 17.

The committee has given out an email ID [email protected] and asked all interested to send their inputs to the High Power Committee.

Briefing about the progress of the probe, the Committee said they have examined all the records available, analyzed the information gathered, verified all the correspondences, media coverage, expert opinions and also held detailed deliberations on May 22.

The Committee had felt the need for some more technical experts from the Government of India. They requested the Chief Secretary, Government of Andhra Pradesh in this regard. Accordingly, experts in the field from various institutions were included in the committee.

The Committee decided that further inputs shall be received till May 31 so that the report can be submitted within the stipulated time.

The Committee in the meeting also decided that all the required information from the regulators, LG Polymers and other stakeholders will be gathered within the next 10 days. The Committee has further decided that the HPC will have intensive deliberations and submit its report within 7 days.

Earlier, the Committee visited the incident spot and closely examined the industry premises along with the Director, IIP, Dehradun, and Industry Expert.

A detailed examination of the storage tank site, the control room, and the factory premises was conducted. Discussions were also held with the top officials available in the factory covering all aspects of the incident and subsequent events.

The Committee held detailed discussions with local NGOs & environmentalists and public health activists, the industry associations, CII, AP Chapter, FAPCI, Federation of Andhra Pradesh Small and Medium Industries Association, AP Chambers of Commerce & Industry Federation in the GVMC Meeting hall.

The views and opinions of all concerned regulatory departments including GVMC, VMRDA, Factories Dept, Boilers Dept, APPCB, GM, DIC, JD, Labour, District Fire Officer, was heard by the Committee.

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