Major Fire in Arkema Peroxides; 5 Workers Hospitalised

A major fire is reported from the premises of Arkema Peroxide in the SIPCOT Industrial Complex. According to SACEM the fire broke out in Arkema’s storage area at about 2.30 pm today. The alarm from the unit alerted the monitors and the villagers. The monitors reported thick black smoke followed by two successive explosions accompanied by flames reaching a height of at least 100 ft. At least 5 workers have so far been hospitalized as a result of this accident. There is a possibility of an increase in the number of injured persons. For more information, read at Cuddalore Community Environment Monitoring Updates at


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