A chemical leakage was reported from an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation plant in Uran, in Navi Mumbai, on Wednesday morning, setting off panic\in nearby villages.
Fire tenders were rushed to the spot as a precautionary measure.
#ONGC Senior officers are present in the Uran plant. Interaction with the local villagers and administration is on to dispel the panic caused by hydrocarbon smell in the vicinity, which is spread due to heavy rains. @CMD_ONGC @pallab_ongc,” ONGC tweeted.
Earlier, ONGC said on the social media platform that the smell of hydrocarbon spread early in the morning.
“At #ONGC Uran plant smell of hydrocarbon felt early Morning which was spread due to incessant rains. There is no leakage. All precautionary measures in place. The plant is running normal. There is nothing to panic. @CMD_ONGC @pallab_ongc,” the organisation tweeted.
The police said that the situation is under control now.