Inspection team sent to investigate explosion at Formosa plant

May 31, 2017 | 17:26
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A team of officials of Ha Tinh province and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) travelled to Formosa steel plant in Ha Tinh’s Ky Anh district immediately after receiving reports on an explosion at the plant on May 30.
A corner of Formosa steel plant

Chairman of Ha Tinh provincial People’s Committee informed the press about the team on May 31 on the sidelines of the National Assembly session.

He said initial reports said the explosion came from the lime kiln dust filter equipment. Experts from specialised agencies of the provincial administration and the MoNRE along with scientists are conducting investigation into the cause of the incident.

“The key issue is Formosa must ensure absolute safety during its operation, including the prevention of fire and explosion”, Khanh said.

The explosion happened at lime kiln D3 in Formosa plant at around 21:00 on May 30.


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