Report by Kahnu Nanda, Paradip: Paradip Refinery had conducted an Onsite disaster mock drill on wednesday as a part of Annual Safety Programmes to ensure the system adequacy and emergency preparedness measures as per the approved ERDM plan. The Mock drill was conducted at the new Poly Propylene Unit (PPU) project.
All control measures were activated for effective mitigation of the emergency at site by F&S & CISF (Fire Wing) personnel. Under Mutual Aid Scheme, firefighting team with fire tenders from neighboring industries from Paradip Port Trust, IFFCO, PPL & Odisha State Fire & Emergency Service, Kujang had responded to take part in the exercise. Official from Regional office of OSPCB, Paradip has also witnessed the mock drill. Response and control measures taken as per the protocols of Emergency Response and Disaster Management Plan were well coordinated and it was appreciated by all the authorities. Shri T.D.V.S. Gopalakrishna, Executive Director, Paradip Refinery chaired the de-briefing session of the exercise.