Engro Polymer stops production activities on SEPA notice

Engro Polymer stops production activities on SEPA notice

KARACHI: The production activities have been stopped at plant of Engro Polymer and Chemicals located at Port Muhammad Bin Qasim, said a statement on Monday.

The production activities have been stopped after Sindh Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) took notice of gas leakage incident at the plant.

The company in a notification informed the stock market: “In relation to isolated incident reported to Pakistan Stock Exchange on March 06, 2020, Engro Polymer and Chemicals Limited (ECPL) has received a notice under Section 21(2) of Sindh Environment Protection Act, 2014 from the Enviornmental Protection Agency Government of Sindh. The notice has directed EPCL to stop all production activities at the plant and fixed a hearing on March 10. In compliance with the notice, all production activities are on hold at the plant.”

Earlier on Friday March 6, 2020 the incident was reported at Engro Polymer and Chemcial.
In a statement the company said that it was gathering complete details related to the incident.

“Based on initial reports, some people have been shifted to a nearby medical facility for treatment of vomiting/nausea condition,” it said.

The company’s staff is accompanying these people to ensure that they receive adequate medical treatment, it said. “No injuries or fatalities have been reported,” the company added.

It further said that specific areas of the plant have been taken offline as a precautionary measure, and the company will conduct a complete and thorough investigation into the incident and will keep the stock exchange informed with any material developments in the matter.

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