Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Breach in OPGC ash bund, slurry floods village in Jharsuguda – N.F Times


As the areas submerged with slurry, fear gripped local residents. Sources said many people geared up to leave the village with their belongings as the ash water gushed in. 


Jharsuguda:  Panic prevailed after a major breach of a fly-ash pond of Odisha Power Generation Corporation (OPGC)’s thermal plant in Ib Valley of Jharsuguda district led to overflowing of the ash bund towards neighbouring villages here today.

As per reports, a 20-feet breach led to collapse of the ash bund wall which in turn led to flooding of toxic slurry towards areas in the vicinity. While the ash water flooded farmlands on the outskirts of Saradhapali , the slurry  had started entering the village till reports last came in.

As the areas submerged with slurry, fear gripped local residents. Sources said many people geared up to leave the village with their belongings as the ash water gushed in.

Further details are awaited.





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