Chlorine gas leakage from Sewerage Treatment Plant at Sarnath Varanasi – Varanasi: Chlorine gas leakage from sewerage treatment plant at Sarnath, fire brigade found after hours of effort


News Desk, Amar Ujala, Varanasi
Updated Sun, 23 Aug 2020 12:35 AM IST

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Due to negligence of Jalanigam in Varanasi, public life was lost. In the evening there was chaos due to leakage of chlorine gas at Dinapur STP of Sarnath area. 150 people suffocated in nearby settlements. Coincidentally it rained at the same time. After this the effect gradually began to subside. Meanwhile, with the help of fire brigade soldiers, safety operators Prashant and Anil Srivastava stopped the leakage of the gas cylinder by applying oxygen cylinder, mask. People then breathed a sigh of relief.

In fact, the valve of the chlorine gas tank used to clean the sewer suddenly began to leak. In the STP Dinapur, morning tests were carried out in the chlorination tank building to release bacteria in treated sewage. There was chaos as the gas leak started at 6:30 pm.

People suffocated in the surrounding settlements. The police instructed the people on the road to go away. Jalnigam Chief Engineer AK Purwar said that eight cylinders of chlorine gas have been kept for 900 kg. The effect of the gas was on the campus itself. This entire matter will be investigated. There has been no loss of life or property of any kind. The situation was controlled by 10 pm.

Lessons learned from the Water Institute incident

On July 5, 9 people were admitted to the hospital in the case of chlorine gas at Jal Institute. Even after this incident, the Jal Nigam did not learn its lesson, which had to bear the brunt today. Congress councilor Sitaram Kesari, one of the old Municipal Corporators, said that the leakage of chlorine gas occurred for the second time in Banaras. This accident has put a question mark on the functioning of the Jal Nigam.

Due to negligence of Jalanigam in Varanasi, public life was lost. In the evening there was chaos due to leakage of chlorine gas at Dinapur STP of Sarnath area. 150 people suffocated in nearby settlements. Coincidentally it rained at the same time. After this the effect gradually began to subside. Meanwhile, with the help of fire brigade soldiers, safety operators Prashant and Anil Srivastava stopped the leakage of the gas cylinder by applying oxygen cylinder, mask. People then breathed a sigh of relief.

In fact, the valve of the chlorine gas tank used to clean the sewer suddenly began to leak. In the STP Dinapur, morning tests were carried out in the chlorination tank building to release bacteria in treated sewage. There was chaos as the gas leak started at 6:30 pm.

People suffocated in the surrounding settlements. The police instructed the people on the road to go away. Jalnigam Chief Engineer AK Purwar said that eight cylinders of chlorine gas have been kept for 900 kg. The effect of the gas was on the campus itself. This entire matter will be investigated. There has been no loss of life or property of any kind. The situation was controlled by 10 pm.

Lessons learned from the Water Institute incident

On July 5, 9 people were admitted to the hospital in the case of chlorine gas at Jal Institute. Even after this incident, the Jal Nigam did not learn its lesson, which had to bear the brunt today. Congress councilor Sitaram Kesari, one of the old Municipal experts, said that the leakage of chlorine gas has happened for the second time in Benares. This accident has put a question mark on the functioning of the Jal Nigam.

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