Chennai: The chemical explosion in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, shook everyone. After seeing the explosion there, Chennai has taken a new decision. After this incident, there has been a concern about the storage of ammonium nitrate near Chennai. Now resolving the same concern, after the online auction, a decision is being taken to send it to Hyderabad. Sources associated with the matter say that the e-auction is over.
According to sources, 697 ton ammonium nitrate is currently kept at a container freight station near Chennai. In this regard, he said that following the safety standards, its disposal will be arranged in no time. Apart from this, police sources also talked about this. He says that some containers of chemicals have left for Hyderabad. This substance was seized in 2015 under the Customs Act, 1962. Talking about this, the sources said that the goods were kept at a freight station located about 20 km from the city and there is no residential area around the storage area.
Simultaneously, talking about this, customs officials said, 'the chemical was seized from a Tamil Nadu importer who allegedly described the substance as a fertilizer category while it was an explosive category.'